IN THIS ISSUE
- Reexamining Disarmament Obligations
Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists
- Promises of 'Fresh Start' for U.S.-Russia Relations
The New York Times
- Israel Expected to Hold Back on Iran
- What to Do about Pyongyang
National Review Online
- First Consignment of Natural Uranium Arrives from France
Carnegie Proliferation News
will be on hiatus during the 2009 Carnegie International Nonproliferation Conference, April 6-7, and will resume publication on April 9. During the conference, event proceedings will be made available online shortly following each session. Check the conference website
for the latest updates.
George Perkovich, Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists
Next week, government officials and experts from around the world will gather in Washington, D.C., for the 2009 Carnegie International Nonproliferation Conference. The meeting will focus on the health of the global nonproliferation regime and current nuclear disarmament efforts. A central, ongoing debate within these policy arenas, and one that is likely to feature prominently in the conference's proceedings, is the nature of nuclear-armed states' obligation to eliminate their nuclear arsenals.
Helene Cooper, The New York Times
President Obama and President Dmitri A. Medvedev of Russia, in their first meeting, vowed a "fresh start" in relations and announced their intention to cooperate on a variety of issues, beginning with negotiations on a new arms control treaty.
Demetri Sevastopulo, Financial Times
Robert Gates, US defence secretary, has said Israel is unlikely to attack Iran this year to prevent Tehran from developing a nuclear weapon.
Henry Sokolski, National Review Online
The Obama administration just lost Round 1 in its diplomatic engagement with North Korea. Despite White House pleas for Pyongyang not to violate United Nations Security Council resolution (UNSC) 1718, which bans North Korea from launching ballistic missiles, Pyongyang has finished its preparations to launch a "peaceful" space-launch vehicle, a system that is indistinguishable from an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM).
Y.Mallikarjun, The Hindu
In the wake of the international nuclear market opening up for India, the first consignment of natural uranium of 60 tonnes from French nuclear supplier AREVA Inc. arrived at the Nuclear Fuel Complex (NFC) here on Tuesday.