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May 28, 2009

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IN THIS ISSUE
  • How to Reduce the Nuclear Threat
    The Wall Street Journal
  • North Korea Threatens Attack Amid Escalating Nuclear Dispute
    Financial Times
  • The North Korean Nuclear Test: The Japanese Reaction
    Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists
  • Nuclear Aims by Pakistan, India Prompt U.S. Concern
    The Washington Post
  • Netanyahu Willing to 'Give Up Outposts'
    Agence France-Presse
  • Canada Close to Inking Nuclear Deal with India: Day
    The Canadian Press
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How to Reduce the Nuclear Threat

William J. Perry, Brent Scowcroft and Charles D. Ferguson, The Wall Street Journal
Jong-ilMonday's North Korean nuclear test was a dramatic reminder of the challenges to eliminating nuclear weapons world-wide. President Barack Obama has stated that he intends to pursue this goal while maintaining a reliable nuclear deterrent for the United States and its allies. But achieving nuclear abolition will likely require many years.

Indeed, it is difficult to envision the necessary geopolitical conditions that would permit even approaching that goal. Unless the U.S. and its partners re-energize international efforts to lessen the present dangers of nuclear proliferation and nuclear terrorism, they will never have the hope of reaching this long-term objective.

North Korea Threatens Attack Amid Escalating Nuclear Dispute

Christian Oliver and Daniel Dombey, Financial Times
North Korea threatened yesterday to attack the South if Seoul intercepted any of Pyongyang's ships to check for weapons shipments - further raising tensions on the peninsula after a nuclear warhead test on Monday.

The North Korean Nuclear Test: The Japanese Reaction

Masako Toki, Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists
Only 50 days ago, Japan called on the U.N. Security Council to condemn North Korea's long-range missile launch. On May 25, Tokyo once again appealed to the Security Council for an emergency meeting to condemn Pyongyang--this time for its second nuclear test and its subsequent launch of three short-range missiles.

Nuclear Aims by Pakistan, India Prompt U.S. Concern

R. Jeffrey Smith and Joby Warrick, The Washington Post
Sometime next year, at a tightly guarded site south of its capital, Pakistan will be ready to start churning out a new stream of plutonium for its nuclear arsenal, which will eventually include warheads for ballistic missiles and cruise missiles capable of being launched from ships, submarines or aircraft.

Netanyahu Willing to 'Give Up Outposts'

Yana Dlugy, Agence France-Presse
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is willing to tear down settlement outposts in the occupied West Bank in return for US backing on its stance on arch-foe Iran, local media reported on Tuesday.

Canada Close to Inking Nuclear Deal with India: Day

Steve Rennie, The Canadian Press
Canada is poised to sign a deal with India to sell nuclear technology and materials to the energy-starved South Asian juggernaut, International Trade Minister Stockwell Day said Wednesday.

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