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November 19, 2009
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  • The Myth of Proliferation-Resistant Technology
    Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists
  • Minister Says Iran Won't Ship Uranium Abroad
    The New York Times
  • UN Inspectors to Visit Iran's Second Uranium Plant
    Agence France-Presse
  • North Korea Maneuvers to Evade U.N. Sanctions: Experts
    Reuters
  • Korea Gains as Nuclear-Plant Bidder
    The Wall Street Journal
  • Nuclear Deal with India Near, Harper Suggests
    The Toronto Star
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The Myth of Proliferation-Resistant Technology (PDF)

James M. Acton, Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists
CANDUWriting in the journal Science in 1968, ecologist Garrett Hardin observed the existence of a category of problems for which there was no technical solution. Focusing on the challenge of feeding a burgeoning global population, Hardin argued, "It is fair to say that most people who anguish over the population problem are trying to find a way to avoid the evils of overpopulation without relinquishing any of the privileges they now enjoy. They think that farming the seas or developing new strains of wheat will solve the problem—technologically. I try to show here that the solution they seek cannot be found."
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Minister Says Iran Won't Ship Uranium Abroad

Michael Slackman, The New York Times
Editor's Note: Slackman incorrectly states that, according to the recent IAEA report, the Fordow Fuel Enrichment Plant "is too small to produce the quantity of fuel needed for a commercial reactor...suggesting it was designed more for making fuel for a weapon." Although the IAEA did question "the purpose for which the facility had been intended," it did not comment specifically on the facility's size. Many analysts, however, have suggested its size is suspicious.

Iran's foreign minister said this week that his government would not ship its stockpile of low-enriched uranium out of the country, making him the highest ranking official so far to declare that Iran would renege on a deal aimed at defusing a confrontation with the West over its nuclear program.
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UN Inspectors to Visit Iran's Second Uranium Plant

Agence France-Presse
UN inspectors were expected to visit Iran's controversial second uranium enrichment plant on Thursday, a day after Tehran rejected a Washington-backed nuclear fuel deal.
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North Korea Maneuvers to Evade U.N. Sanctions: Experts

Patrick Worsnip, Reuters
North Korea appears to be taking elaborate measures to evade U.N. sanctions aimed at its nuclear and missile activities, arms trading and import of luxuries, U.N. experts say in a new report.
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Korea Gains as Nuclear-Plant Bidder

David Gauthier-Villars, Margaret Coker and Evan Ramstad, The Wall Street Journal
South Korea is emerging as an unexpected contender in the global race to build nuclear-power plants, turning up as a finalist for one of the industry's most-coveted projects.
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Nuclear Deal with India Near, Harper Suggests

The Toronto Star
Prime Minister Stephen Harper wrapped up a three-day visit to India confirming Canadian companies may be allowed to start selling uranium and other nuclear material and technology to India before Christmas.
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