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Carnegie Endowment for International Peace | Proliferation News
February 16, 2010
IN THIS ISSUE
  • Now More Than Ever: The Case for the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty
    Arms Control Association
  • NATO and the Nuclear Umbrella
    Internatonal Herald Tribune
  • U.S. Encounters Limits of Iran Engagement Policy
    The New York Times
  • Saudi Minister Plays Down Iran Sanctions
    Financial Times
  • Missile Threat Signals U.S./Russia Reset Strains
    Reuters
  • The Nuclear Industry: Unexpected Reaction
    The Economist
LINKS OF INTEREST
  • Book Review: Bomb Power
    George Perkovich reviews a new book by Garry Wills, Bomb Power: The Modern Presidency and the National Security State, in The Washington Post.
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Now More Than Ever: The Case for the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty (PDF)

Tom Z. Collina with Daryl G. Kimball, Arms Control Association
ACAEditor's Note: This new report, released by the Arms Control Association (ACA), details the case for U.S. ratification of the 1996 Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty (CTBT). The report argues that there is no technical or military justification for resuming U.S. nuclear weapons testing, and advances in test ban monitoring make the CTBT effectively verifiable. The ACA has also announced a Project for the CTBT website featuring information and resources on nuclear testing and the CTBT.
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NATO and the Nuclear Umbrella

Wolfgang Ischinger and Ulrich Weisser, International Herald Tribune
A recent report by George Robertson, a former secretary general of NATO, and two co-authors, Franklin Miller and Kori Schake, criticizes the German proposal to withdraw the remaining American nuclear weapons from German territory as damaging not only to Germany, but to the alliance as a whole.
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U.S. Encounters Limits of Iran Engagement Policy

Helene Cooper, The New York Times
For two days this month, Gen. James L. Jones, President Obama's national security adviser, and Manouchehr Mottaki, the Iranian foreign minister, were in the same place at the same time, attending a high-level security conference in Munich with a number of high-ranking officials from around the world. And yet the two made no plans to meet with each other.
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Saudi Minister Plays Down Iran Sanctions

Abeer Allam, Financial Times
Saud al-Faisal, the Saudi foreign minister, on Monday played down the efficacy of tighter sanctions against Iran and said immediate action was needed to avert a nuclear arms race in the region.
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Missile Threat Signals U.S./Russia Reset Strains

Conor Sweeney, Reuters
Moldova's rebel region of Transdniestria said on Monday it was ready to host Russian tactical missiles if the Kremlin were to ask, escalating growing tensions about defense between Moscow and Washington.
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The Nuclear Industry: Unexpected Reaction

The Economist
The nuclear industry got an unexpected boost from Barack Obama in his State of the Union address last month.
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