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August 17, 2010

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  • START Expiration Ends U.S. Inspection of Russian Nuclear Bases
    The Washington Post
  • Economic Powerhouse China Focuses on Its Military Might
    The Washington Post
  • Iran's New Deceptions at Sea Must be Punished
    Financial Times
  • G-8 Nonproliferation Program Face Uncertain Future
    Global Security Newswire
  • Stop the Sino-Pak Nuclear Pact
    The Wall Street Journal
  • Government Ready to Say 'No' to Private Nuclear Operators
    The Hindu
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START Expiration Ends U.S. Inspection of Russian Nuclear Bases

Mary Beth Sheridan, The Washington Post
TopolFor the first time in 15 years, U.S. officials have lost their ability to inspect Russian long-range nuclear bases, where they had become accustomed to peering into missile silos, counting warheads and whipping out tape measures to size up rockets.

The inspections had occurred every few weeks under the Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty. But when START expired in December, the checks stopped.
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Economic Powerhouse China Focuses on Its Military Might

John Pomfret, The Washington Post
China is quickly modernizing its military and has set its sights on extending its influence deep into the Pacific and Indian oceans now that the military balance with its longtime nemesis, Taiwan, is tilting in its favor, the Defense Department reported Monday.
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Iran's New Deceptions at Sea Must be Punished

Stuart Levey, Financial Times
In recent weeks, the UN, the US, the EU and other partners have announced new sanctions to hold Iran accountable for conduct surrounding its nuclear and ballistic missile programs.
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G-8 Nonproliferation Program Face Uncertain Future

Chris Schneidmiller, Global Security Newswire
A program established by the world's leading industrial powers to keep bad actors from acquiring weapons of mass destruction could be on its last legs, observers say.
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Stop the Sino-Pak Nuclear Pact

Ashley J. Tellis, The Wall Street Journal
China's plans to sell Pakistan two new civilian reactors are progressing apace, adding another chapter to the long and troubled history of nuclear trade between the two countries.
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Government Ready to Say 'No' to Private Nuclear Operators

Neena Vyas, The Hindu
There were strong indications on Monday that the government and the Bharatiya Janata Party were close to arriving at a consensus on the proposed nuclear civil liability bill.
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