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August 24, 2010

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IN THIS ISSUE
  • China Can't Break the Rules
    International Herald Tribune
  • Time for the Nuclear Test Ban
    Proliferation Analysis
  • Why Russia Matters
    Foreign Policy
  • UAE Sets Peaceful Precedent in Nuclear Design
    The National
  • Kuwait Concerned Over Iran's Bushehr Nuclear Plant
    Agence France-Presse
  • China, South Africa in Talks on Nuclear Power Cooperation
    Dow Jones Newswires
  • Final Version of Nuclear Bill Lets Suppliers Off the Hook Again
    The Hindu
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China Can't Break the Rules

Mark Hibbs, International Herald Tribune
China-Pakistan DealThe United States and the 45 other countries that set the global rules on nuclear trade expect to be confronted with Chinese plans to flout those rules by building two reactors in Pakistan. The looming deal is emblematic of Beijing’s growing nuclear assertiveness and also threatens to undermine global nonproliferation efforts championed by President Obama. Washington should be critical of this transaction, but more importantly, the United States should use this opportunity to hold bilateral talks with China on nuclear trade, security and nonproliferation issues.
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Time for the Nuclear Test Ban

Daryl G. Kimball, Proliferation Analysis
The United States has neither the intention nor need to renew nuclear testing, yet its failure to ratify the CTBT undermines both the credibility of U.S. leadership and the ability of the United States to improve the detection and deterrence of testing by others.
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Why Russia Matters

James F. Collins and Matthew Rojansky, Foreign Policy
A year and a half after Barack Obama hit the "reset" button with Russia, the reconciliation is still fragile, incomplete, and politically divisive. Sure, Russia is no easy ally for the United States.
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UAE Sets Peaceful Precedent in Nuclear Design

Sean McLain, The National
When the nuclear reactor in Braka begins generating electricity sometime in 2017, the UAE will not only be the first Arab nation to produce nuclear energy. It will also have the first nuclear programme in the world that is “peaceful by design”.
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Kuwait Concerned Over Iran's Bushehr Nuclear Plant

Agence France-Presse
Kuwait has expressed safety concerns over Iran's new nuclear reactor on the opposite side of the Gulf, fearing fallout from possible leaks, the official news agency KUNA reported.
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China, South Africa in Talks on Nuclear Power Cooperation

Dow Jones Newswires
China National Nuclear Corp. is in talks over building a nuclear power plant in South Africa, a CNNC official said Tuesday, in the latest sign that China is gearing up to export nuclear technology at the same time as it rapidly expands its domestic reactor fleet.
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Final Version of Nuclear Bill Lets Suppliers Off the Hook Again

Siddharth Varadarajan, The Hindu
Despite assuring the Left and the BJP that their concerns on the government's proposed nuclear liability law had been fully addressed, the final version of the bill — as cleared by the Union Cabinet on Friday — protects foreign companies in the event of a nuclear accident caused by gross negligence or defective supplies on their part.
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