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June 3, 2010

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  • Understanding the 2010 NPT Review Conference
    Q&A
  • A Surprising Consensus on Nuclear Nonproliferation
    Time
  • U.N. Council Expects to Move on Iran Sanctions Soon
    Reuters
  • State Department Hosting High-Level Meetings with India
    The Washington Post
  • Nuclear Option on Gulf Oil Spill? No Way, U.S. Says
    The New York Times
  • Brazilian Nuke Plant Gets Construction License
    Latin American Herald Tribune
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Understanding the 2010 NPT Review Conference

Deepti Choubey, Q&A
NPT Review ConferenceLast week marked the end of the month-long Non-Proliferation Treaty Review Conference. After intensive negotiations, the nearly 190 nations gathered in New York agreed to a final document and notably called for talks on eliminating nuclear weapons in the Middle East. The final document prevented comparisons to the last conference held in 2005 which was widely considered a failure, but there are still questions over how successful the conference actually was.

In a new Q&A, Deepti Choubey explains that the conference achieved small but significant steps and should be considered a win for the United States. While the Obama administration was not able to achieve all of their objectives, “the Review Conference is one opportunity to achieve the Obama administration’s goals, not the last.”
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A Surprising Consensus on Nuclear Nonproliferation

Eben Harrell, Time
There are few more crucial linchpins to global security than the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) of 1968. The document helps curb the ambitions of nations that covet nuclear weapons and puts pressure on countries holding the bomb to work toward its eventual elimination. So there was a lot at stake when delegates met in New York City in May for a monthlong review of the NPT.
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U.N. Council Expects to Move on Iran Sanctions Soon

Louis Charbonneau, Reuters
The U.N. Security Council is expected to vote on a draft sanctions resolution against Iran over its nuclear program soon, possibly within the next 10 days, Mexico's U.N. ambassador said on Wednesday.
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State Department Hosting High-Level Meetings with India

Karen DeYoung, The Washington Post
The Obama administration is hosting a high-level dialogue this week with India, part of an ongoing effort to convince the South Asian behemoth that Washington cares about more than counterterrorism in the region and supports India's claim to global power.
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Nuclear Option on Gulf Oil Spill? No Way, U.S. Says

William J. Broad, The New York Times
The chatter began weeks ago as armchair engineers brainstormed for ways to stop the torrent of oil spilling into the Gulf of Mexico: What about nuking the well?
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Brazilian Nuke Plant Gets Construction License

Latin American Herald Tribune
Brazil’s Angra III nuclear power plant has been granted a construction license by the National Nuclear Energy Commission, regulators said.
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