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April 27, 2010

2009 Carnegie International Nonproliferation Conference

IN THIS ISSUE
  • Pakistan Deal Signals China's Growing Nuclear Assertiveness
    Nuclear Energy Brief
  • Medvedev Says Russia Interested in NATO Proposals on Anti-Missile Defense
    RIA Novosti
  • Iran Reactor-Fuel Swap Floated by Brazil, Tied to Cooperation
    Bloomberg
  • Iranian Technocrats, Disillusioned with Government, Offer Wealth of Intelligence to U.S.
    The Washington Post
  • Global Strikeout
    Foreign Policy
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Pakistan Deal Signals China's Growing Nuclear Assertiveness

Mark Hibbs, Nuclear Energy Brief
HibbsContrary to guidelines adopted in 1992 by nuclear equipment supplier states in the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT), China is poised to export two power reactors to Pakistan.

Guidelines of the Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG), representing 46 NPT states, call on parties to the NPT not to supply nuclear equipment to non–nuclear-weapon states without comprehensive IAEA safeguards, including Pakistan. China joined the NSG in 2004.
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Medvedev Says Russia Interested in NATO Proposals on Anti-Missile Defense

RIA Novosti
Russian President Dmitry Medvedev said Moscow is interested in cooperation with NATO on issues of anti-missile defense in Europe.
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Iran Reactor-Fuel Swap Floated by Brazil, Tied to Cooperation

Ali Sheikholeslami, Bloomberg
Brazil said it may offer its territory as the site for an exchange of uranium that would provide reactor fuel for Iran, provided the country increases its cooperation with United Nations nuclear inspectors.
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Iranian Technocrats, Disillusioned with Government, Offer Wealth of Intelligence to U.S.

Joby Warrick and Greg Miller, The Washington Post
Editor's Note: Some analysts have questioned the factual basis of information being provided by Iranian defectors regarding the country's nuclear program.

Iran's political turmoil has prompted a growing number of the country's officials to defect or leak information to the West, creating a new flow of intelligence about its secretive nuclear program, U.S. officials said.
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Global Strikeout

Joseph Cirincione, Foreign Policy
New weapons systems should always meet three requirements: They should be feasible, needed, and affordable. The proposed Prompt Global Strike program, which according to U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates has been "embraced by the new administration," does not meet any.
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