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November 9, 2010
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  • In a First, India, U.S. for Dialogue of All Nuclear Weapon States
    The Hindu
  • The Case for an Immediate IAEA Special Inspection in Syria
    The Washington Institute for Near East Policy
  • Turkey Expects to Host Iran Nuclear Talks: Gul
    Reuters
  • South Korea Drops Its Call for Apology from North
    The New York Times
  • Fox Casts Doubt on Savings from Trident Delay
    Financial Times
  • Nuclear Smuggling: Large Rewards Tempt Desperate and Poor into Trade
    The Guardian
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In a First, India, U.S. for Dialogue of All Nuclear Weapon States

Siddharth Varadarajan, The Hindu
US-IndiaThe United States has become the first nuclear weapons state (NWS) as defined by the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty to endorse the idea of talks between the five NWSs and the three nuclear-armed nations outside the NPT, i.e. India, Pakistan and Israel.

In their joint statement issued on Monday, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and U.S. President Barack Obama "affirmed the need for a meaningful dialogue among all states possessing nuclear weapons to build trust and confidence and for reducing the salience of nuclear weapons in international affairs and security doctrines."
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The Case for an Immediate IAEA Special Inspection in Syria

Olli Heinonen, The Washington Institute for Near East Policy
A key option for inspectors of the Vienna-based International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), the world body charged with stopping the spread of nuclear weapons, is a "special inspection" an intrusive visit made when the IAEA judges the information provided by a state to be inadequate.
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Turkey Expects to Host Iran Nuclear Talks: Gul

Anna Yukhananov, Reuters
Turkey expects to host talks between Iran and six major powers on Tehran's nuclear programme "some time soon," President Abdullah Gul said on Monday.
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South Korea Drops Its Call for Apology from North

Mark McDonald, The New York Times
In a shift that could pave the way for new talks on the dismantling of North Korea’s nuclear weapons program, the government in the South has quietly abandoned its demand that the North apologize for the sinking of a South Korean naval vessel, no longer making that a condition for the nuclear talks or other future exchanges.
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Fox Casts Doubt on Savings from Trident Delay

Alex Barker, Financial Times
Extending the sea-life of Britain's nuclear armed submarine fleet will cost up to £1.4bn, it has emerged, casting doubt over the savings made by delaying the Trident replacement.
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Nuclear Smuggling: Large Rewards Tempt Desperate and Poor into Trade

Julian Borger, The Guardian
On a cold spring night this year, two Armenian acquaintances took a trip together on the train that grinds its way through the Caucasus from Yerevan to Tbilisi.
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