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May 11, 2010

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  • Solving Tokyo's Nuclear Conundrum
    The Wall Street Journal
  • Brazil's Opportunity to Close the Nuclear Proliferation Loophole
    The Huffington Post
  • Iran over decade away from anti-U.S. missile: study
    Reuters
  • US links SKorean explosion to NKorean nuke talks
    Associated Press
  • US studying China-Pakistan nuclear deal
    Agence France-Presse
  • Lawmakers Seek Fixes to Oversight of Nuclear Trade Deals
    Global Security Newswire

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Solving Tokyo's Nuclear Conundrum

George Perkovich, The Wall Street Journal
Japan-IndiaOver recent months, Indian policy makers have been lobbying Japan to supply civilian nuclear technology to the world's most populous democracy. The Bush administration and Congress paved the way for these kinds of transactions in the 2005 United States-India civil nuclear deal, which exempts India from nuclear trade restrictions on states that do not put all of their nuclear facilities under international safeguards.

In the past, Tokyo has been reluctant to pursue nuclear business in India. Some policy makers and nuclear disarmament advocates in Japan believe that granting India full nuclear cooperation would reward it for possessing nuclear weapons without gaining nonproliferation and disarmament quid pro quos.
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Brazil's Opportunity to Close the Nuclear Proliferation Loophole

Bernard Aronson, The Huffington Post
Editor's Note: As of today, Brazil's statements and behavior at the NPT Review Conference in New York have yielded little indication that it will embrace Aronson's proposal to renounce enrichment and reprocessing capabilities and sign on to an eventual multilateral fuel bank. Yesterday in the Review Conference committee charged with discussing the peaceful uses of nuclear energy, the Brazilian representative dismissed the idea of a multilateral fuel bank as "only a complement" to "respective national efforts."

For the last several years Brazil has been on an international roll. But, like Icarus—who flew too close to the sun, burned his wings, and fell to earth—Brazil has risked its international reputation in recent months due to its policies towards Iran.
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Iran over decade away from anti-U.S. missile: study

William Maclean, Reuters
Iran is unlikely to be able to make a missile capable of hitting the U.S. east coast for more than a decade, according to a study by a London-based thinktank released on Monday.
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US links SKorean explosion to NKorean nuke talks

Foster Klug, Associated Press
The State Department warned Monday that the future of North Korean nuclear disarmament talks depends on an investigation into the sinking of a South Korean naval ship that exploded near the border with the North in March.
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US studying China-Pakistan nuclear deal

Agence France-Presse
The United States said it was carefully reviewing China's plans to build two civilian nuclear reactors in Pakistan, urging all nations to respect non-proliferation commitments.
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Lawmakers Seek Fixes to Oversight of Nuclear Trade Deals

Martin Matishak, Global Security Newswire
Lawmakers and nonproliferation experts last week asserted that the U.S. Congress should strengthen its oversight of sometimes-controversial civilian nuclear trade deals between the United States and other countries.
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