PROSPECTS FOR NUCLEAR POWER IN THE MIDDLE EAST: RUSSIA'S INTERESTSJanuary 18, 2016. Moscow, Russia.
Of all the nuclear energy newcomers, i.e. countries that have only just started to develop nuclear energy, Middle Eastern states are making the most dynamic progress. According to all the statements made by Middle Eastern leaders and senior officials in the late 2000s, there were plans to build approximately 90 nuclear power reactors at 26 sites (NPPs) in 13 states in the region over the following 20 years. The report, prepared by CENESS, focuses on analysis of history, distinctive features, and potential for nuclear energy development in individual Middle Eastern countries that are the most likely regional candidates to build NPPs in the foreseeable future; provides an estimate of impact made by events of regional and inner political instability and by the Fukushima nuclear accident, as well as points out Russia's potential role in the implementation of region's nuclear energy development plans.
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