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June 17, 2010

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  • China, Pakistan, and the Nuclear Suppliers Group
    Q&A
  • India, South Korea to Discuss Nuclear Deal, Trade on Friday
    The Times of India
  • Iran to Build 'Powerful' New Nuclear Reactor
    Agence France-Presse
  • U.S. Official Backs Mix-and-Match Approach for Updating Warheads
    Global Security Newswire
  • Pentagon to Continue Development of Conventional Weapons After Ratification of START
    The Washington Post
  • Half of Japan's Reactors in Trouble
    Kyodo News
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China, Pakistan, and the Nuclear Suppliers Group

Mark Hibbs, Q&A
China-Pakistan DealThe possibility that China will export two nuclear power reactors to Pakistan looms over the annual meeting of the Nuclear Suppliers Group—a 46-nation body that sets global rules for nuclear trade—scheduled to begin next week in New Zealand.

In a Q&A, Mark Hibbs analyzes the importance of the meeting and significance of the China–Pakistan deal. Hibbs says that "in the aftermath of the 2008 U.S.–India deal and the NSG's decision to allow it, the NSG will have to perform a delicate balancing act to find the least unsatisfactory solution to meet China’s challenge."
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India, South Korea to Discuss Nuclear Deal, Trade on Friday

The Times of India
India and South Korea will discuss the contours of a bilateral civilian nuclear deal and map out steps to achieve a $30 billion trade when the foreign ministers of the two countries hold talks in Seoul on Friday.
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Iran to Build 'Powerful' New Nuclear Reactor

Farhad Pouladi, Agence France-Presse
Iran plans to construct a new nuclear reactor for radio-isotope production that is "more powerful" than its Tehran research facility, atomic chief Ali Akbar Salehi said on Wednesday.
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U.S. Official Backs Mix-and-Match Approach for Updating Warheads

Elaine M. Grossman, Global Security Newswire
A senior U.S. defense official last week voiced confidence in a newly defined "reuse" approach to modernizing nuclear warheads that some scientists have called into doubt.
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Pentagon to Continue Development of Conventional Weapons After Ratification of START

Walter Pincus, The Washington Post
Senior Pentagon officials said Wednesday that the recently signed U.S.-Russian arms treaty will not impede their plans for new intercontinental missiles with conventional warheads that could hit targets anywhere in the world within an hour.
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Half of Japan's Reactors in Trouble

Kyodo News
Nearly half of Japan's commercial nuclear power reactors had problems requiring action, including the need for inspections, in their fiscal 2009 operations, the Nuclear and Industrial Safety Agency said Monday in its first such report.
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