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May 4, 2010

2009 Carnegie International Nonproliferation Conference

IN THIS ISSUE
  • Defining Success for the NPT Review Conference
    Proliferation Analysis
  • The ICNND: An International Constituency for the U.S. Nuclear Posture Review?
    Proliferation Analysis
  • Clinton, Ahmadinejad Trade Jabs at Nonproliferation Treaty Conference
    Global Security Newswire
  • Israel's Stance on Nuclear Arms Complicates Efforts against Iran
    The Washington Post
  • U.S. Reveals Size of Nuclear Arsenal
    Reuters
  • Controlling Asia's Nuclear Power Tigers
    Forbes
  • Indonesia to Ratify Nuclear Test Ban Treaty
    Reuters
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Defining Success for the NPT Review Conference

Deepti Choubey, Proliferation Analysis
PragueThis month, nearly 190 countries will gather at the United Nations in New York to strengthen the global rules for preventing the further spread and use of nuclear weapons. Supporters of President Obama’s agenda to seek the peace and security of a world without nuclear weapons see this Review Conference of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) as a chance for him to save the nonproliferation regime. Critics view it as the next test of whether Obama’s approach to addressing North Korean and Iranian proliferation concerns will pay off. Both are wrong.
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The ICNND: An International Constituency for the U.S. Nuclear Posture Review?

Peter Sawczak, Proliferation Analysis
Neither Australia nor Japan speaks for the International Commission on Nuclear Non-proliferation and Disarmament, but as co-chairs of the Commission their goals complement the Obama administration's Nuclear Posture Review in more ways than one.
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Clinton, Ahmadinejad Trade Jabs at Nonproliferation Treaty Conference

Elaine M. Grossman, Global Security Newswire
The president of Iran and Washington’s top diplomat squared off yesterday over their nations’ respective nuclear programs at the outset of a monthlong conference in New York (see GSN, May 3).
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Israel's Stance on Nuclear Arms Complicates Efforts against Iran

Walter Pincus, The Washington Post
It's buried as Point 31 in a working paper being circulated by Egypt and other nonaligned parties at the Non-Proliferation Treaty review conference in New York: a pledge by countries signing the treaty that they will not permit the transfer of any nuclear-related equipment, information, materials or "know-how" to Israel as long as that country refuses to sign the NPT or put its nuclear facilities under safeguards of the International Atomic Energy Agency.
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U.S. Reveals Size of Nuclear Arsenal

Arshad Mohammed and Phil Stewart, Reuters
The United States disclosed for the first time on Monday the current size of its nuclear arsenal, lifting the veil on once top-secret numbers in an effort to bolster non-proliferation efforts.
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Controlling Asia's Nuclear Power Tigers

Charles D. Ferguson, Forbes
Asia's nuclear power tigers are becoming more globally competitive in part because of Uncle Sam's policies and the decline of America's nuclear industry. While the United States should welcome nuclear power--a very low carbon emission source--in Asia as long as the highest safety standards are met, Washington needs to address urgently its policies' security consequences: increased potential for nuclear weapons proliferation.
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Indonesia to Ratify Nuclear Test Ban Treaty

Reuters
Indonesia announced on Monday it plans to ratify an international treaty banning all nuclear explosions, bringing the pact a step nearer to entering into force.
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