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June 29, 2010

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  • Sanctions on Iran—The Least Bad Option
    Q&A
  • Obama Reverses Bush's Space Policy
    The New York Times
  • Pakistan President to Visit China as Nuclear Deal Advances
    Reuters
  • India, Canada Sign Nuclear Cooperation Agreement
    World Nuclear News
  • Is the NSG Up to the Task?
    Arms Control Association
  • Nuclear Talks with India
    The Asahi Shimbun
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Sanctions on Iran—The Least Bad Option

George Perkovich, Q&A
UNSCComing on the heels of a new round of United Nations Security Council sanctions on Iran, the United States and Europe have added additional measures to increase pressure and change the behavior of the Iranian regime. But, are sanctions the best option? Will the international community be able to contain Iran's nuclear ambitions?

In a Q&A, George Perkovich explains that no one is under the illusion that sanctions alone will persuade Iran to stop enriching uranium, but there are other reasons to adopt sanctions and there's no good alternative.
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Obama Reverses Bush's Space Policy

William J. Broad and Kenneth Chang, The New York Times
The Obama administration on Monday unveiled a space policy that renounces the unilateral stance of the Bush administration and instead emphasizes international cooperation, including the possibility of an arms control treaty that would limit the development of space weapons.
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Pakistan President to Visit China as Nuclear Deal Advances

Chris Buckley, Reuters
China said on Tuesday that it will host Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari for top-level talks in early July, but would not say whether a controversial nuclear energy deal between the two nations will be discussed.
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India, Canada Sign Nuclear Cooperation Agreement

World Nuclear News
Canada's nuclear industry will be able to access India's expanding nuclear market under a nuclear cooperation agreement signed by the two countries.
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Is the NSG Up to the Task?

Daryl G. Kimball, Arms Control Association
The Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG) was established 35 years ago to reinforce the nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty (NPT) by establishing guidelines for nuclear supply.
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Nuclear Talks with India

The Asahi Shimbun
Japan's anti-nuclear weapons efforts include refusing to let any actions that nullify the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty (NPT) go by unchecked and fortifying the NPT and other relevant agreements to further nuclear disarmament and nonproliferation.
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