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January 12, 2010
IN THIS ISSUE
  • Global Implications of the U.S.-India Deal
    Daedalus
  • Iran Formally Demands Uranium Proposal Changes, Official Says
    Global Security Newswire
  • World Powers to Meet over Iran Sanctions this Week
    Agence France-Presse
  • U.S. Rejects North Korea's New Conditions for Progress in Nuclear Talks
    The Washington Post
  • Ukraine's Nuclear Nostalgia
    World Policy Institute
  • U.S.-Russia Arms Reduction Talks to Resume in January - Lavrov
    RIA Novosti
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Global Implications of the U.S.-India Deal

George Perkovich, Daedalus
US-IndiaEditor's Note: The U.S.-India nuclear deal, signed in October 2008, remains in limbo as U.S. and Indian civil nuclear legislation face scrutiny in both countries before the deal can be made operational. In a special issue of Daedalus on the "Global Nuclear Future," George Perkovich explores the implications of the U.S.-India deal and how it transformed into an agreement by the 45-member Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG) exempting India from nonproliferation rules. Although the United States and India undermined the cause of nonproliferation and disarmament, Perkovich argues, all members of the NSG were ultimately complicit in the deal. Now, they should all feel compelled to cooperate in the refurbishment of the nonproliferation regime.
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Iran Formally Demands Uranium Proposal Changes, Official Says

Global Security Newswire
Iran rejected key terms of an International Atomic Energy Agency proposal for enriching the nation's uranium in its official response to the plan late last month, a U.S. nonproliferation official told Politico yesterday (see GSN, Jan. 8).
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World Powers to Meet over Iran Sanctions this Week

Lachlan Carmichael, Agence France-Presse
The United States, Russia, China, Britain France and Germany will meet late this week to discuss sanctions over Iran's nuclear program, US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said Monday.
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U.S. Rejects North Korea's New Conditions for Progress in Nuclear Talks

Blaine Harden, The Washington Post
The Obama administration on Monday rejected new conditions set by North Korea for progress in stalled nuclear talks.
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Ukraine's Nuclear Nostalgia (PDF)

Mykola Riabchuk, World Policy Institute
Editor's Note: Ukraine agreed to relinquish nuclear weapons left on its soil after the collapse of the Soviet Union and to forego their acquisition in the future, but some Ukrainians increasingly question whether that decision benefited the nation. In this article, Mykola Riabchuk argues that Ukraine's nuclear nostalgia, stemming from the perceived threat of Russia and the feeling that Ukraine is being ignored by the West, is irrational and distracts society from tackling real political and economic problems. "Ukrainians are not politically mobilized on the issue of acquiring nuclear arms," writes Riabchuk, "yet they occasionally regret that nuclear weapons were surrendered. This is a discrepancy between the rational and emotional, between the reasonable recognition of objective international and domestic constraints and the feelings and displays of insecurity from abroad." Riabchuk's article offers important insights into the politics and psychology of nuclear disarmament and proliferation.
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U.S.-Russia Arms Reduction Talks to Resume in January - Lavrov

RIA Novosti
Moscow and Washington could resume talks on a new U.S.-Russian strategic arms reduction treaty by the end of January, the Russian foreign minister said on Tuesday.
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