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January 8, 2009

2009 Carnegie International Nonproliferation Conference

IN THIS ISSUE
  • Brazil and Argentina's Nuclear Cooperation
    Proliferation Analysis
  • The New Disarmament Discussion
    Current History
  • Towards a Zero-Nuclear Weapon World
    The Hindu
  • New Delhi Weighs Up US Missile Shield
    Financial Times
  • White House Voices Concern on North Korea and Uranium
    The Washington Post
  • Nuclear's Comeback: Still No Energy Panacea
    Time
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Brazil and Argentina's Nuclear Cooperation

Irma ArgŁello, Proliferation Analysis
Lula and KirchnerIn February 2008, Argentine President Kirchner and Brazilian President Lula da Silva signed a nuclear cooperation agreement, one of seventeen signed agreements related to infrastructure, energy, and defense. Since then, technicians from both countries have worked on defining potential joint projects, such as a "uranium enrichment enterprise" and a "model nuclear power reactor that would meet the needs of the electrical systems of both countries and, eventually, of the region."

The New Disarmament Discussion

Sharon Squassoni, Current History
Nuclear disarmament appears to be on track for a political makeover. Serious commentators have begun to discuss what it might take to actually get to zero nuclear weapons, a question that is no longer the exclusive purview of grassroots activists. No one believes the goal will be achieved any time soon. But a consensus has emerged that the project of disarmament must be taken seriously if the world is to avoid further proliferation of nuclear weapons, perhaps into the hands of terrorists.

Towards a Zero-Nuclear Weapon World

R. Rajaraman, The Hindu
Nearly two years have passed since American statesmen George Shultz, William Perry, Henry Kissinger and Sam Nunn proposed a programme to free the world of all nuclear weapons. It received fairly wide support in the U.S., the U.K. and Western Europe, and interest in it has been kept alive through a series of conferences on it around the world.

New Delhi Weighs Up US Missile Shield

Amy Kazmin and Farhan Bokhari, Financial Times
The US is in preliminary talks with India over the sale of missile shield systems to help New Delhi guard against nuclear threats.

White House Voices Concern on North Korea and Uranium

Glenn Kessler, The Washington Post
The White House yesterday raised anew the possibility that North Korea has an active program to enrich uranium, an issue the administration had played down in recent years as it sought to persuade Pyongyang to give up its nuclear programs.

Nuclear's Comeback: Still No Energy Panacea

Michael Grunwald, Time
Nuclear power is on the verge of a remarkable comeback. It's been three decades since an American utility ordered a nuclear plant, but 35 new reactors are now in the planning stage.

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