The world continues to wrestle with the dual nature of nuclear energy. The proliferation risks stemming from the spread of sensitive technologies point to the need for a multilateral approach to the nuclear fuel cycle. Taking the dangerous aspects of nuclear energy out of national hands and placing them in multilateral hands could strengthen the non-proliferation regime and provide states with secure and equitable access to the benefits of peaceful nuclear energy.

This book presents two studies. The first provides a historical overview of the issue of multilateralization and discusses the present situation and future prospects. The second discusses prospects for regional approaches to the nuclear fuel cycle using Eastern and South-Eastern Asia as a case study.

Citation: Yury Yudin (2011). "Multilateralization of the Nuclear Fuel Cycle: A Long Road Ahead", UNIDIR, Geneva.