IN THIS ISSUE
- The President's Nuclear Vision
The Wall Street Journal
- Cooperative Threat Reduction Program to Expand Mission
Global Security Newswire
- Next, the Tactical Nukes
The New York Times
- Why No U.S. President Will Bomb Iran
The National Interest
- Iran Was Destination of North Korean Arms, Thailand Reports
- Clinton Warns China to Stay the Course on Iran Nuclear Sanctions
Los Angeles Times
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Joe Biden, The Wall Street Journal
The United States faces no greater threat than the spread of nuclear weapons. That is why, last April in Prague, President Obama laid out a comprehensive agenda to reverse their spread, and to pursue the peace and security of a world without them.
He understands that this ultimate goal will not be reached quickly. But by acting on a number of fronts, we can ensure our security, strengthen the global nonproliferation regime, and keep vulnerable nuclear material out of terrorist hands.
Global Security Newswire
Recent legislation could help the U.S. Cooperative Threat Reduction program more easily exploit opportunities to eliminate WMD materials while increasing its work outside the former Soviet Union, U.S. Senator Richard Lugar (R-Ind.) announced yesterday (see GSN
, Dec. 22, 2009).
Carl Bildt and Radek Sikorski, The New York Times
We hope that we will very soon have reason to welcome a new agreement between the United States and Russia on further reductions of strategic nuclear weapons. It makes no sense for either country to spend billions on weapons systems of such radically diminishing strategic utility.
Henri Barkey and Uri Dadush, The National Interest
The Obama administration's deadline for Iran to enter discussions on the nuclear issue has passed. As the White House and its allies weigh new policy options, Washington is still running with the old line that "all options are on the table." Not really. Amid a global recession and double-digit unemployment, bombing Iran's nuclear installations is out of the question.
Bill Varner, Bloomberg
Iran was the destination of 40 tons of weapons from North Korea that were seized in Bangkok, Thailand, on Dec. 12, according to a confidential report to the United Nations Security Council by the Thai government.
Paul Richter, Los Angeles Times
Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton warned China on Friday that it faced international pressure and increasing isolation unless it joined other world powers in sanctioning Iran to try to halt Tehran's nuclear ambitions.