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April 29, 2010

2009 Carnegie International Nonproliferation Conference

  • NPT Review Conference—Not a Make or Break Moment
  • Debating NATO's Nuclear Policy
    Proliferation Analysis
  • Why Not Start with a Nuclear-Test-Free Zone in the Middle East?
    Proliferation Analysis
  • What Are Nukes Good For?
    The New Republic
  • A New Ground Zero
    International Herald Tribune
  • Kerry Girds for Fight to Ratify Arms Pact
    The Boston Globe

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NPT Review Conference—Not a Make or Break Moment

Deepti Choubey, Q&A
RevConSecretary Clinton will lead the U.S. delegation to the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty Review Conference that kicks off in New York next week. In a video Q&A, Deepti Choubey previews the conference and stresses that it is a chance for all states—not only the United States—to stabilize and strengthen the nonproliferation regime.

While success has traditionally been measured by a universal consensus final declaration, a meaningful statement that all countries agree to would be welcome, but is unlikely at this stage, says Choubey.
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Debating NATO's Nuclear Policy

Proliferation Analysis
Editor's Note: Last week, the foreign ministers from NATO's 28 member states gathered in Tallinn, Estonia, for a two-day meeting. In the first article, Oliver Schmidt, based in Germany, reflects on the NATO talks and the utility of maintaining U.S. nuclear weapons in Europe. In the second article, Lukasz Kulesa, from Poland, discusses how the Obama administration's Nuclear Posture Review might affect NATO's nuclear policy.
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Why Not Start with a Nuclear-Test-Free Zone in the Middle East?

Pierre Goldschmidt, Proliferation Analysis
Insisting on the establishment of a Nuclear-Weapons-Free Zone in the Middle East is unrealistic and creates counterproductive expectations. A Nuclear-Test-Free Zone, however, would be a step in the right direction.
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What Are Nukes Good For?

Peter Scoblic, The New Republic
The nuclear order seems to be falling apart. Gone is the uneasy balance between the cold war superpowers. We now face a slew of new nuclear actors.
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A New Ground Zero

Ban Ki-moon, International Herald Tribune
A few weeks ago, traveling in Kazakhstan, I had the sobering experience of standing at Ground Zero. This was the notorious test site at Semipalatinsk, where the Soviet Union detonated 456 nuclear weapons between 1947 and 1989.
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Kerry Girds for Fight to Ratify Arms Pact

Bryan Bender, The Boston Globe
Senator John F. Kerry, who today will lead the effort to ratify a new arms control pact with Russia, said he expects a tough fight for passage because partisanship has seeped into what has historically been bipartisan cooperation on nuclear weapons pacts.
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