CIGI Papers, January, 2010
The authors of a new paper on Caribbean regional governance cite the urgent need for a frank debate about sovereignty and statehood. They propose steps the region's leaders can take to design a new set of governance arrangements for CARICOM, and argue that it is only with an updated concept of sovereignty that effective institutions can be built to assist the region.
Nigeria, the most populous country in Africa and a major oil exporter, suffers from chronic energy shortages. Years of under-investment, lack of maintenance and perpetual resource supply problems have elevated the situation to crisis levels. National policy makers have consequently expressed an interest in nuclear power as a source of stable electricity.
Worldwide renewed interest in nuclear power has raised concerns about proliferation, safety and security. The Obama administration's policies are similar to yet different from former President George W. Bush. Tighter rules on sensitive nuclear technologies in the Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG) are a priority for the current administration as is establishing international nuclear fuel banks and other supply assurances, and enhancing safeguards and security and efforts against nuclear terrorism.