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February 3, 2009

2009 Carnegie International Nonproliferation Conference

IN THIS ISSUE
  • Talk Nuclear With Iran Now, With a Time Limit
    Proliferation Analysis
  • Talk to Iran. Then What?
    The New York Times
  • Iran's Slow But Sure Missile Advance
    BBC News
  • N. Korea May Test-Fire Ballistic Missile Again
    The Korea Times
  • US to Build Fastest Computer on Planet for Managing Nuclear Arsenal
    Times
  • Departing From Deterrence: Why a Nuke-Free World Is Possible
    Der Spiegel
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Talk Nuclear With Iran Now, With a Time Limit

Thérèse Delpech, Ariel Levite and George Perkovich, Proliferation Analysis
Iran Satellite LaunchOn February 4 the United States will join France, Germany, the United Kingdom, Russia and China to talk about Iran, one of the greatest challenges facing them all. This meeting will also be the first attended by the Obama administration. In the days following, the U.S. will need to resolve both substantive and procedural issues if diplomacy is to have a chance of stopping Iran short of acquiring nuclear weapon capabilities.

Talk to Iran. Then What?

Stephen Rademaker, The New York Times
The presidential campaign failed to address the hard choices America must make to contain the Iranian nuclear threat. By focusing almost exclusively on tactics, the election obscured the questions that really matter: What should the United States demand when it finally talks to Iran? And when Iran rejects our opening position, how much should we compromise to come to a deal?

Iran's Slow But Sure Missile Advance

Paul Reynolds, BBC News
Iran's apparently successful launch of its own satellite by its own rocket shows how it is slowly but surely mastering the missile technology that the West and Israel fear one day might be available as a delivery system for a nuclear weapon.

N. Korea May Test-Fire Ballistic Missile Again

Jung Sung-ki, The Korea Times
North Korea appears to be preparing to test-fire a ballistic missile believed to be capable of reaching the U.S. continent, reports said Tuesday.

US to Build Fastest Computer on Planet for Managing Nuclear Arsenal

Mike Harvey, Times
A supercomputer with the processing power of two million laptops is to be built by IBM for the US government to help manage its nuclear arsenal.

Departing From Deterrence: Why a Nuke-Free World Is Possible

Oliver Thränert, Der Spiegel
A world without nuclear weapons is not only possible, it is at the top of the global agenda. The new American administration could give the initiative for a non-nuclear world a decisive push in the right direction. But the US and other major nuclear powers have to get serious about scrapping their own arsenals.

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