James M. Acton, American Academy of Arts and Sciences
In Chapter 2 of Shared Responsibilities for Nuclear Disarmament: A Global Debate
, an Occasional Paper by the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, James Acton responds to Scott Sagan's argument that nuclear disarmament must become a shared responsibility by identifying the role that non-nuclear-weapon state allies of the United States can play. Specifically, he urges these states to engage with the United States on doctrine and with the NPT Review Conference on deterrence.
Thomas Erdbrink, The Washington Post
Facing increasing momentum behind a U.S.-backed bid for new sanctions against it, Iran is launching a broad diplomatic offensive aimed at persuading as many U.N. Security Council members as possible to oppose tougher punishment for its nuclear program.
Korean Central News Agency
The DPRK Foreign Ministry, in a memorandum issued on the nuclear issue of the Korean Peninsula on Wednesday, underscored the need to get a correct understanding of how nuclearization started on the peninsula and what was the root cause of it if a solution to the denuclearization of the peninsula is to be found with proper understanding of its essence.
David Brunnstrom, Reuters
NATO ministers meeting in Estonia on Thursday will debate the future of battlefield nuclear weapons and relations with Russia after Washington and Moscow agreed a major arms reduction treaty this month.
Joe Ralston et al., The Washington Times
With the new START treaty and the Nuclear Posture Review accomplished, the Obama administration has an enormous opportunity to capitalize on its momentum. It should propose that NATO negotiate with Moscow to reduce the number of short-range nuclear weapons in Europe.
Matthew L. Wald, The New York Times
For the first time since the 1970s, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission has announced a step that it once took routinely: appointing an inspector for a new reactor construction project.