Egypt nuclear research centre

Egypt has become the latest in a string of Middle Eastern countries to announce that it is pursuing plans for nuclear power.

Unlike Iran, its scheme has been welcomed by the US.

To what extent are these nuclear aspirants seeking to bolster stretched energy supplies, and to what extent are their ambitions strategic?

Inside Story investigates.

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This episode of Inside Story aired on Wednesday October 31, 2007


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