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November 10, 2009

Iran Said to Ignore Effort to Salvage Nuclear Deal
David E. Sanger, The New York Times

The Obama administration, attempting to salvage a faltering nuclear deal with Iran, has told Iran's leaders in back-channel messages that it is willing to allow the country to send its stockpile of enriched uranium to any of several nations, including Turkey, for temporary safekeeping, according to administration officials and diplomats involved in the exchanges.

But the overtures, made through the International Atomic Energy Agency over the past two weeks, have all been ignored, the officials said. | Full Article

Obama: Hard for Iran to Make Quick Decisions
Caren Bohan and Ross Colvin, Reuters

An unsettled political situation in Iran may be complicating efforts to seal a nuclear fuel deal between Tehran and major world powers, President Barack Obama said on Monday. | Full Article

Future of Japan-US Alliance
Ralph A. Cossa and Brad Glosserman, The Korea Times

The headlines associated with U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates' recent visit to Japan notwithstanding, relations between Washington and Tokyo are not as strained as they may least not yet. | Full Article

How to Halt the Spread of Nukes
Bennett Ramberg, YaleGlobal

Since entering office, Barack Obama has made global nuclear disarmament a center piece of his long-term foreign policy agenda. In September 2009 the President attempted to fulfill the first step by gathering the Security Council's heads of state to sign on to a new resolution to halt the Bomb's spread - Resolution 1887. | Full Article

Britain's Nuclear Strategy Threatens Destruction of Kalahari
John Vidal, The Observer

The hidden cost of Britain's new generation of nuclear power could be the destruction of the Kalahari desert in Namibia and millions of tonnes of extra greenhouse gas emissions a year, the Observer has discovered. | Full Article



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