The war in Ukraine, particularly fighting around the Zaporizhzhya nuclear power plant, highlights the need (a) for clear international legal rules prohibiting military attacks on or near nuclear facilities, and (b) for all states to observe such rules. This subject is discussed by APLN Senior Associate Fellow John Carlson, in a paper published by the Vienna Center for Nuclear Non-proliferation and Disarmament.
Image: Two power stations at Enerhodar, about 50 km from Zaporozhye in Ukraine, viewed from across the Kakhovka Reservoir on the river Dnieper. Photo taken from the “Nikopol” shore. The nearer power station is Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Power Plant. (Wikimedia)