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May 6, 2010

2009 Carnegie International Nonproliferation Conference

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  • A Chinese Perspective on the Nuclear Posture Review
    Proliferation Analysis
  • Advancing Europe's Security
    International Herald Tribune
  • White House Not Rushing Forward on Test Ban Treaty
    Global Security Newswire
  • IAEA Chief Yukiya Amano Launches New Push for Answers from Iran
    The Washington Post
  • Japan Reactor Reopens after 1995 Accident
    Associated Press
  • Israel Asks Egypt to Rethink Pressure on Atom Pact
    Reuters

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A Chinese Perspective on the Nuclear Posture Review

Yunzhu Yao, Proliferation Analysis
ChinaThe Obama administration’s Nuclear Posture Review (NPR) makes some encouraging changes. The reorientation of threat perception provides the basis for further nuclear disarmament, strengthening of the nonproliferation regime, and broader international cooperation on nuclear security to counter nuclear terrorism, and to facilitate peaceful nuclear use.

The declaratory policy makes it clear that the United States will not use or threaten to use nuclear weapons against Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) non-nuclear-weapon-states who comply with their treaty obligations, even if they were to pose threats of chemical weapon—and less clearly, biological weapon—attacks.
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Advancing Europe's Security

Joseph R. Biden, Jr., International Herald Tribune
This week I will sit down with NATO ambassadors to advance the ongoing dialogue among the United States and its closest allies on the future of European security.
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White House Not Rushing Forward on Test Ban Treaty

Martin Matishak, Global Security Newswire
The Obama administration does not have a schedule in place for when it will seek ratification of the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty, a White House official said yesterday (see GSN, April 2).
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IAEA Chief Yukiya Amano Launches New Push for Answers from Iran

Joby Warrick, The Washington Post
The chief U.N. nuclear official said Wednesday he is launching a new effort to resolve questions about alleged atomic weapons research by Iranian scientists, hinting at a firmer stance by the U.N. watchdog agency in seeking answers from Iran about its nuclear intentions.
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Japan Reactor Reopens after 1995 Accident

Mari Yamaguchi, Associated Press
Japan restarted a costly fast-breeder nuclear reactor Thursday for the first time since it was shut down 14 years ago because of a major accident and cover-up.
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Israel Asks Egypt to Rethink Pressure on Atom Pact

Dan Williams, Reuters
Israel has tried to fend off Egyptian-led scrutiny of its arsenal at a U.N. nuclear conference by urging Cairo to view Iran's atomic ambitions as the regional threat, an Israeli official said Tuesday.
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