George Perkovich and Patricia Lewis, Research Paper
George Perkovich and Patricia Lewis have written a paper identifying possible nuclear disarmament and nonproliferation steps that could take the world in the mid-term to a position from which the latter steps toward abolition of nuclear weapons could be charted. Written for the International Commission on Nuclear Non-proliferation and Disarmament, the paper is now available on the Commission's website
Philip P. Pan and Karen DeYoung, The Washington Post
As President Obama seeks to recast relations with Russia and persuade it to help contain Iran's nuclear ambitions, he must win over leaders who are deeply suspicious of U.S. intentions and who have long been reluctant to damage what they consider a strategic partnership with Iran. But the Kremlin has indicated it is willing to explore a deal with Washington, and analysts say it may be more open to new sanctions against Iran than expected.
Jan Lopatka, Reuters
The Czech government temporarily withdrew treaties on hosting a U.S. defense radar from a parliament ratification process on Tuesday in the face of an opposition threat to vote them down.
Borzou Daraghi, Los Angeles Times
A succession battle over the once-obscure leadership post of the world's arms control watchdog could affect attempts to persuade Iran to dismantle its nuclear infrastructure and shape the direction of nuclear nonproliferation efforts for the next four years.
Anti-missile weaponry would be able to defend the United States against any ballistic missile fired by the North Korean regime, a US general said Tuesday.