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Atoms for Peace

An International Journal (APIJ)

49, rue Lauriston, 75116 Paris, France


The atomic age has moved forward at such a pace that every citizen of the world should have some comprehension, at least in comparative terms,

of the extent of this development,

of the utmost significance to every one of us. Clearly, if the peoples of the world are to conduct an intelligent search for peace,

they must be armed with the significant facts of today's existence.” (“Atoms for Peace”, D. Eisenhower, 8th December 1953)


The development of nuclear power in the years following the IInd World War has been no less than remarkable. These accomplishments helped nations

deal with a number of challenges, including energy crises and fears about growing dependence on foreign oil, an increased awareness of the problem

of global warming, and, more recently, worries over the diversion of nuclear materials to terrorists. These same concerns were shared internationally.

            A number of countries count on nuclear power to meet a large percentage of their electricity and water requirements, thus contributing to reducing

the burden on fossil fuels and their environmental impact. Much of the future growth of nuclear power is earmarked for the developing countries, where economic

and population growth challenges are the greatest

            The question arises as to what will be the mission of the atom for the next fifty years? The peaceful use of the atom has already been established,

and a new theme is needed, recognizing that any move forward must continue to incorporate this original goal. Atoms for Peace, as an International Journal

stems from the realization that the world will face unprecedented challenges over the next fifty years to supply clean, sustainable water and electricity to

support economic and population growth that will test our available resources. Nuclear energy, as an industry, should take this opportunity to point out

the many advancements of nuclear power and other peaceful uses of the atom that have taken place over the past fifty years. Atoms for Peace should

use this as an opportunity to highlight the potential role of the atom over the next fifty years.

Honorary Board

  • Dr Hans Blix, Director Emeritus of IAEA, Stockholm
  • Dr. Rajagopala Chidambaram, Special Advisor for Nuclear Affairs, Prime Minister of India, New Dehli
  • Pr Pierre-Gilles de Gennes, Nobel Prize, Director of Institut Curie, Paris
  • Honorable Tokio Kano, Professor emeritus, member of Diet of Japan, Tokyo
  • Dr Yuri A., Sokolov, IAEA


The objectives of the journal are to establish an effective channel of communication between policy makers, government agencies, academic and research institutions and persons concerned with the complex role of nuclear energy in society. It serves as an international forum for exchange of ideas and views on the global implications of nuclear technology for economic growth, sustainable development and international security. It also aims to promote and coordinate developments in the field of energy and water resources. The international dimension is emphasized in order to overcome cultural and national barriers and to meet the needs of international security

Atoms for Peace will:

  • Bring about the emergence of a new voice in the political discourse over the peaceful use of nuclear energy
  • Create an ongoing dialogue between decision makers and the practitioner-stakeholders in nuclear energy, including representatives from industry and military, as well as various other international constituencies;
  • Delineate between those military uses of nuclear necessary for national defense and international security and those which could be detrimental for global stability;
  • Provide a substantive, politically viable and technically feasible draft framework around which future debate can take place;
  • Raise the nuclear issue to a position of prominence within the agendas of world leaders;
  • Facilitate the process of reaching a new global agreement on nuclear security.


Professionals, academics, researchers, policy-makers and managers, trade unionists


The journal will publish high quality papers from a wide variety of disciplinary orientations on the general subject of peaceful uses of nuclear energy. The journal style and dialogue will be inclusive and attempt to involve all those who are interested in issues of atoms for peace (government agencies, national and international, industry, academics, non governmental organizations)

The journal publishes original papers, theoretical (literature review based), empirical (work surveys and case studies) critically reflective work (thought-leadership commentaries) describing and developing pertinent insights into the broad subject matter, conference reports, relevant reports and news, book reviews and briefs The style will be, as far as possible, free from specialist jargon.

            Commentaries on papers and reports published in the Journal are encouraged.. Authors will have the opportunity to respond to the commentary on their work before the entire treatment is published.

            Special issues devoted to important topics in Atoms for peace, and related topics, will be published occasionally

Subject coverage

  • Geopolitics and Political Science
  • Ethics of governmental and nuclear business actions
  • Nuclear technology and global ethics
  • Impact of nuclear business on global economic (uneven-even) development
  • Social and societal implications, power and domination
  • Government-business relationship and public accountability
  • Challenge of ownership and responsibility
  • Nuclear industrial strategies, ecological prosperity and sustainability
  • Media power, transparency, business and government conflict
  • Globalization of nuclear research and development
  • Nuclear technological change and security
  • Nuclear technology transfer in a security environment
  • International nuclear cooperation
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