The Future of Nuclear Energy in the Middle East and North Africa

Dr Carole Nakhle

Several countries in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) have announced plans to embrace nuclear power as part of their future energy mix. The United Arab Emirates (UAE) is ahead of its peers in building the first Arab nuclear power plant and becoming the first country in twenty-seven years to start constructing its first reactor. As these countries seek to meet their growing energy needs, they are forced to weigh the highly contested costs and benefits of nuclear power.


In an article published by L’Institut Européen de la Méditerranée et Estudios de Política Exterior, Dr Carole Nakhle, CEO of Crystol Energy, outlines the future of nuclear energy in the MENA region.

Read the full article in French.

Access the AFKAR/IDEES Magazine, Issue 53, Spring 2017

Also read: Nuclear Energy’s Future in the Middle East and North Africa published by Carnegie Middle East Center (in English and in Arabic)

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