Nuclear Fusion Diffusion: Theory, Policy, Practice, and Politics Perspectives

  title={Nuclear Fusion Diffusion: Theory, Policy, Practice, and Politics Perspectives},
  author={Elias G. Carayannis and Jack A. Draper and Ion A. Iftimie},
  journal={IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management},
Fusion energy has the potential to address long-term energy requirements and climate change. However, fusion energy is characterized by a “development divide” between the International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor (ITER) consortium members and the non-ITER “Global South” states. It is beset with problems, which can be divided into geopolitical, geo-economic, geo-sociocultural, and geo-technological (GEO-PEST). Geopolitical problems include cooperation on fusion energy development between… Expand
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