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July 15, 2010

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  • Future Prospects for the NPT
    Arms Control Today
  • Preventing the Iranian Nuclear Crisis from Escalating
    Carnegie Paper
  • Obama Plan Outlines Reductions in U.S. Nuclear Arsenal
    The Washington Post
  • U.S. Wary of South Korea's Plan to Reuse Nuclear Fuel
    The New York Times
  • China's CNNC Keen to Build Argentina Nuclear Power Plant
    Dow Jones Newswires
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Future Prospects for the NPT

Deepti Choubey, Arms Control Today
NPTFor the fourth time in 40 years, the parties to the nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty (NPT) accomplished the difficult task of reaching consensus on steps to strengthen the treaty at the end of their review conference in May. At the review conference—the eighth since the NPT came into force in 1970—the 172 states in attendance universally adopted a 64-point action plan and steps toward creating a zone free of weapons of mass destruction (WMD) in the Middle East.
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Preventing the Iranian Nuclear Crisis from Escalating

Pierre Goldschmidt, Carnegie Paper
Editor's Note: This paper by Pierre Goldschmidt, former IAEA deputy director of safeguards, addresses the role of increased sanctions in dealing with Iran's nuclear program. It provides insight into how sanctions can be part of an effective IAEA safeguards system that maintains the credibility of the nonproliferation regime.
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Obama Plan Outlines Reductions in U.S. Nuclear Arsenal

Walter Pincus, The Washington Post
The Obama administration's 20-year plan for the U.S. nuclear arsenal would reduce the number of deployed and stored warheads from 5,000 to a range of 3,000 to 3,500 and significantly increase spending on the complex that maintains them, according to newly disclosed documents.
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U.S. Wary of South Korea's Plan to Reuse Nuclear Fuel

Choe Sang-Hun, The New York Times
Overshadowed by the continuing tension over North Korea’s nuclear program, another nuclear dispute is emerging on the Korean Peninsula — this one between the United States and South Korea.
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China's CNNC Keen to Build Argentina Nuclear Power Plant

Matthew Cowley, Dow Jones Newswires
China National Nuclear Corp., or CNNC, has expressed interest in helping to build Argentina's fourth nuclear power plant, Argentina's Planning Ministry said Tuesday.
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