SAVE THE DATE: The 2011 Carnegie International Nuclear Policy Conference will take place from March 28-29, 2011, in Washington, DC.
Peter Baker and Mark Landler, The New York Times
When President Obama got on the telephone with President Dmitri A. Medvedev of Russia last month, he was under the impression that they were finally close to wrapping up a long-delayed arms control treaty that he had originally expected to sign in December.
But to Mr. Obama's surprise, Mr. Medvedev was not ready to sign off on a deal and raised issues that required more discussion, American officials said. As he hung up, the officials said, a frustrated Mr. Obama realized that the two sides were not as close as he had thought and sent negotiators back to the table.
Deborah Cole, Agence France-Presse
Brazil and Germany differed sharply Wednesday on whether to threaten Iran with fresh United Nations sanctions in a bid to rein in its disputed nuclear program.
Steven Mufson, The Washington Post
Congress and the Obama administration are stepping up pressure on private companies to stop doing business with Iran, but their efforts are running into the same problems U.S. sanctions have encountered for three decades -- reluctance in Europe and a host of elusive trading companies eager to sell gasoline and other goods to Iran.
Delphine Strauss and Funja Guler, Financial Times
South Korea's plans to become a global player in the nuclear industry were boosted on Wednesday by the signing of a co-operation agreement between Korea Electric Power Corporation (Kepco) and Turkey's Elektrik Üretim (EUAS), the two countries' state power companies.