Brent Scowcroft, Joseph Nye, Nicholas Burns and Strobe Talbott, Politico
The United States faces the urgent challenge of using the year ahead to limit the risks of nuclear proliferation and to lower the level of nuclear weapons in the world. Achieving these goals is crucial to a peaceful century. President Barack Obama has undertaken a variety of initiatives to reduce American and Russian nuclear arsenals, dissuade states that have forgone nuclear weapons from acquiring them, stop the production of fissile material for military purposes, tighten measures to keep nuclear weapons from ever being used, prevent dangerous technology from falling into the hands of terrorists and promote the peaceful use of nuclear energy.
Charles Clover and James Blitz, Financial Times
Russian president Dmitry Medevdev told Hillary Clinton, US secretary of state, that sanctions should be imposed on Iran if it does not implement promises to the international community on its nuclear programme, a US official told reporters last night.
Gregory L. Schulte, Foreign Policy
On Sept. 25, flanked by his French and British counterparts, Barack Obama announced that Iran was building a second underground facility for uranium enrichment. The U.S. president warned that Iran's decision to build yet another nuclear facility without notifying the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) represented a direct challenge to the nonproliferation regime.
Blaine Harden, The Washington Post
North Korea fired five short-range missiles into the sea Monday and declared a navigation ban in waters off its eastern and western coasts, according to South Korea's Yonhap news agency.
Mark Fitzpatrick, The Japan Times
As the nuclear renaissance comes to Southeast Asia, the countries of the region face an important turning point. Decisions taken today will help determine whether nuclear energy will play a positive role in their economic development, or whether a shadow of nuclear danger will accompany the benefits of this energy source.
Siobhan Gorman, The Wall Street Journal
It took two armed men no more than three minutes to break into an underground bunker in Argentina, swipe a canister of radioactive material and make a quick getaway after tying up the lone security guard on duty at the facility.