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April 20, 2010

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  • Playing the Nuclear Game: Pakistan and the Fissile Material Cutoff Treaty
    Arms Control Association
  • Arms Treaty Shouldn't Constrain U.S. Missile Defenses
    The Washington Post
  • Iran Picks Site for New Enrichment Facility
    Associated Press
  • BRIC, IBSA Nations Not Keen on Iran Sanctions
    The Hindu
  • Ainsworth Condemns 'Ridiculous' Lib Dem Trident Policy
    The Independent

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Playing the Nuclear Game: Pakistan and the Fissile Material Cutoff Treaty

Zia Mian and A.H. Nayyar, Arms Control Association
CDSince May 2009, Pakistan, largely alone, has blocked the start of international talks on a fissile material cutoff treaty (FMCT) at the 65-member Conference on Disarmament (CD) in Geneva. The treaty would ban the production of fissile materials for weapons purposes; fissile materials, namely plutonium and highly enriched uranium (HEU), are the key ingredients in nuclear weapons. Pakistan has prevented these negotiations despite having accepted last year a CD program of work that included an FMCT.
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Arms Treaty Shouldn't Constrain U.S. Missile Defenses

Walter Pincus, The Washington Post
It is time to put a little reality into the discussions about nuclear weapons and missile defense in the wake of the new Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty, signed April 8 by President Obama and Russian President Dmitry Medvedev.
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Iran Picks Site for New Enrichment Facility

Associated Press
A senior adviser said President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has approved the location for a new uranium enrichment facility Iran plans to begin building over the next year.
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BRIC, IBSA Nations Not Keen on Iran Sanctions

Siddharth Varadarajan, The Hindu
As the United States and its western allies press ahead with efforts to impose tough penalties on Iran, leaders and officials from two major international groupings BRIC and IBSA meeting in Brasilia this week took a contrary view, agreeing that new sanctions would not help resolve the nuclear issue.
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Ainsworth Condemns 'Ridiculous' Lib Dem Trident Policy

Ben Padley, The Independent
Defence Secretary Bob Ainsworth today attacked as "ridiculous" the Liberal Democrats' position over Trident.
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