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November 17, 2009
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  • Restoring the NPT: Essential Steps for 2010
    Carnegie Report
  • Inspectors Fear Iran Is Hiding Nuclear Plants
    The New York Times
  • Iran Nuclear Talks Have Not Yet Failed: Russia
    Agence France-Presse
  • IAEA Deepens Syria Atom Probe over Uranium Traces
    Reuters
  • Beating Kim at His Own Game
    The New York Times
  • US Seeks India's Promise on Non-Proliferation
    The Economic Times
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Restoring the NPT: Essential Steps for 2010

Deepti Choubey, Carnegie Report
ChoubeyWith growing fears about Iran and North Korea’s nuclear programs, conventional wisdom holds that the nonproliferation regime is on the verge of collapse. The upcoming 2010 Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) Review Conference is an opportunity to strengthen the regime, but it is in danger of being overloaded by expectations.

Deepti Choubey identifies achievable goals for the Review Conference and outlines steps that nuclear-weapon states—including recommendations tailored for the United States—and non–nuclear-weapon states should take to avert failure.
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Inspectors Fear Iran Is Hiding Nuclear Plants

David E. Sanger and William J. Broad, The New York Times
International inspectors who gained access to Iran's newly revealed underground nuclear enrichment plant voiced strong suspicions in a report on Monday that the country was concealing other atomic facilities.
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Iran Nuclear Talks Have Not Yet Failed: Russia

Agence France-Presse
It is premature to say that diplomatic efforts aimed at defusing tensions over Iran's nuclear programme have failed, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Tuesday.
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IAEA Deepens Syria Atom Probe over Uranium Traces

Sylvia Westall, Reuters
Syria's initial explanation of uranium traces U.N. inspectors found at a Damascus atom research reactor is unconvincing and they will take more samples in a deepening probe, the International Atomic Energy Agency said.
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Beating Kim at His Own Game

Andrei Lankov, The New York Times
President Obama is scheduled to arrive in Seoul on Wednesday for a summit meeting with President Lee Myung-bak. No doubt, North Korea’s nuclear weapons program will play a major role in the forthcoming negotiations.
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US Seeks India's Promise on Non-Proliferation

The Economic Times
The Obama administration has asked for an "assurance" from India on nuclear non-proliferation, even as the two sides attempt to conclude a deal on reprocessing of spent nuclear fuel before Prime Minister Manmohan Singh arrives in the US on an official visit.
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