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Thursday, November 26, 2009

Iran in hot seat at ElBaradei's last IAEA meeting

Iran in hot seat at ElBaradei's last IAEA meeting
Vienna (AFP) Nov 25, 2009 - The UN atomic watchdog begins a two-day meeting Thursday, the last to be chaired by Egyptian diplomat Mohamed ElBaradei, who steps down on November 30 after 12 years at the helm of the IAEA. But the 67-year-old Nobel Peace Prize winner will be leaving a difficult legacy to his successor, 62-year-old Yukiya Amano of Japan, with the International Atomic Energy Agency no closer to knowing the ... more

http://www.spacewar.com/reports/Iran_in_hot_seat_at_ElBaradeis_last_IAEA_meeting_999.html

India fires nuclear-capable missile

India fires nuclear-capable missile
Bhubaneswar, India (UPI) Nov 24, 2009 - India has test fired a nuclear-capable, medium-range ballistic missile, Agni II. The surface-to-surface missile was test fired off the eastern coast of India, in Orissa state, officials were quoted as saying by local media. The same officials said a mobile rail launcher was used in the late-night operation. The Agni II is capable of delivering a nuclear warhead to targets of up ... more
http://www.spacewar.com/reports/India_fires_nuclear-capable_missile_999.html

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Egyptian Nuclear Leadership—Time to Realign? Kimberly Misher, Policy Outlook

Egyptian Nuclear Leadership—Time to Realign?
Kimberly Misher, Policy Outlook
CairoRecognizing Egypt's critical role in the Arab world, President Obama selected Cairo for a landmark speech in June. To continue to lead the Middle East and enhance regional security, Egypt should work to strengthen the nonproliferation regime. The 2010 Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) Review Conference is Egypt's next best chance to advance its disarmament goals, contends a new paper by Kimberly Misher.
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http://www.carnegieendowment.org/publications/index.cfm?fa=view&id=24203

* Restoring the NPT: Essential Steps for 2010
http://www.carnegieendowment.org/events/?fa=eventDetail&id=1479

Fighting Nuclear Proliferation at 20 Gregory L. Schulte, Proliferation Analysis

Fighting Nuclear Proliferation at 20
Gregory L. Schulte, Proliferation Analysis
The Obama administration has been thinking big about how to transform American diplomacy and international relations. One idea is to replace the G8 with the G20 on a variety of global issues. Doing nonproliferation "at 20" rather than 8 is an intriguing possibility.
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http://www.carnegieendowment.org/publications/index.cfm?fa=view&id=24218

Iran Says Needs Guarantees to Ship Nuclear Fuel Parisa Hafezi, Reuters

Iran Says Needs Guarantees to Ship Nuclear Fuel
Parisa Hafezi, Reuters
Iran could consider sending its low-enriched uranium abroad, the Foreign Ministry said on Tuesday, signaling a possible softening of its opposition to a plan aimed at easing Western concern over its nuclear ambitions.
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http://www.reuters.com/article/worldNews/idUSTRE5AN0Y020091124

Nuclear Quagmire with Iran

Nuclear Quagmire with Iran
George Perkovich, Council on Foreign Relations Interview
A leading arms control expert, George Perkovich says Iran's domestic political turmoil has seemingly caused it to back out of an agreement with the United States, Britain, France, Russia, China, and Germany to send its processed uranium out of the country.
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http://www.carnegieendowment.org/publications/index.cfm?fa=view&id=24223

France Not for India-like Nuclear Pact with Pakistan Ashok Dasgupta, The Hindu

France Not for India-like Nuclear Pact with Pakistan
Ashok Dasgupta, The Hindu
Much as Pakistan has been trying to project in recent months that France's initiative for a "strategic relationship" with it was on the same lines as that with India, a top French government official made it categorically clear that in no case would it include a civil nuclear cooperation deal.
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http://beta.thehindu.com/news/international/article52171.ece