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April 13, 2010

2009 Carnegie International Nonproliferation Conference

IN THIS ISSUE
  • Ukraine, Others to Dispose of Bomb-Grade Uranium
    The Washington Times
  • Nuclear Security
    International Herald Tribune
  • Nuclear-Fuel Recycling Debated as Obama Holds Summit
    Bloomberg
  • The Big Bang Treaty
    The Daily Show with Jon Stewart
  • How to Build on the Start Treaty
    The New York Times
  • Iran to Display New Centrifuges for Nuclear Work
    Reuters
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Ukraine, Others to Dispose of Bomb-Grade Uranium

Eli Lake, The Washington Times
Nuclear Security SummitThe first day of the 47-nation summit in Washington on securing vulnerable nuclear material brought pledges from Ukraine and other countries to begin disposing of bomb-grade uranium.

The pledge from the Ukraine to send 107 kilograms (almost 236 pounds) of highly enriched uranium and 56 kilograms (about 123 pounds) of spent fuel to Russia by the end of 2012 was hailed by the White House as a major accomplishment.
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Nuclear Security

Mohamed ElBaradei, Graham Allison and Ernesto Zedillo, International Herald Tribune
The 47 heads of state who will assemble in Washington next week for the world's first Nuclear Security Summit should focus like a laser beam on the biggest potential threat to civilization.
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Nuclear-Fuel Recycling Debated as Obama Holds Summit

Viola Gienger, Bloomberg
A dispute over the recycling of nuclear fuel by reactor suppliers such as France's Areva SA surfaced in Washington as U.S. officials sought to skirt the issue during President Barack Obama's summit.
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The Big Bang Treaty

The Daily Show with Jon Stewart
Editor's Note: This segment of the Daily Show with Jon Stewart provides an exceptionally trenchant, fair, and balanced analysis of the initial week's partisan media debate over the New START Treaty and the Nuclear Posture Review. There are serious issues to be debated, of course, and we look forward to providing analysis of this debate when it gets serious.
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How to Build on the Start Treaty

William J. Perry and George P. Shultz, The New York Times
This has been a remarkable time for the Obama administration. After a year of intense internal debate, it issued a new nuclear strategy. And after a year of intense negotiations with the Russians, President Obama signed the New Start treaty with President Dmitri Medvedev in Prague.
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Iran to Display New Centrifuges for Nuclear Work

Parisa Hafezi, Reuters
Iran announced Friday it had developed faster centrifuges for uranium enrichment, signalling determination to press on with its nuclear work despite possible new U.N. sanctions sought by U.S. President Barack Obama.
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