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  • The Bushehr NPP – Why Did It Take So Long?
    Center for Energy and Security Studies
  • Iran Proposes to Produce Nuclear Fuel with Russia
    Associated Press
  • India Risks Nuclear Isolation with Break from Chernobyl Accord
    Bloomberg
  • Smaller and Safer: A New Plan for Nuclear Postures
    Foreign Affairs
  • The Sunni Factor in Iran's Nuclear Calculus
    The Globe and Mail
  • Bringing Israel's Bomb Out of the Basement
    International Herald Tribune
  • Egypt Announces Site of Planned Nuclear Plant
    Agence France-Presse
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The Bushehr NPP – Why Did It Take So Long? (PDF)

Anton Khlopkov and Anna Lutkova, Center for Energy and Security Studies
BushehrEditor's Note: This report by Russian analysts Anton Khlopkov and Anna Lutkova provides important and rare insight into the process by which Russia and Iran completed the Bushehr power plant now being commissioned in Iran. It is invaluable for understanding Russia's nuclear industrial policies and practices and Iran's approach to nuclear industry. The report also illuminates the general challenges of building nuclear power plants in countries with little prior experience in such endeavors.
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Iran Proposes to Produce Nuclear Fuel with Russia

Nasser Karimi, Associated Press
Iran has submitted a proposal to Russia to jointly produce nuclear fuel for Iran's Bushehr nuclear power plant and any future facilities built in the country, state media reported Thursday.
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India Risks Nuclear Isolation with Break from Chernobyl Accord

Natalie Obiko Pearson, Bloomberg
India's push to end a three-decade ban on buying nuclear equipment from abroad may founder on laws passed by its own parliament.
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Smaller and Safer: A New Plan for Nuclear Postures (PDF)

Bruce Blair, Victor Esin, Matthew McKinzie, Valery Yarynich, and Pavel Zolotarev, Foreign Affairs
The proposed nuclear arms reductions in the New START treaty are sensible, but the United States and Russia can and should go much further.
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The Sunni Factor in Iran's Nuclear Calculus

Prakash Shah and Ramesh Thakur, The Globe and Mail
The United States, no more but no less than other states, tends to make self-centred assessments of other countries' policies. This is one reason it missed the Iran factor as the most likely explanation for Saddam Hussein’s deliberate ambiguity about a "weapons of mass destruction" capability.
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Bringing Israel's Bomb Out of the Basement

Avner Cohen and Marvin Miller, International Herald Tribune
In the shadow of the Holocaust, Israel made a determined and ultimately successful effort to acquire nuclear weapons. Just as fear of genocide is the key to understanding Israel’s nuclear resolve, that fear has also encouraged nuclear restraint.
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Egypt Announces Site of Planned Nuclear Plant

Samer al-Atrush, Agence France-Presse
Egypt announced on Wednesday it would build its planned nuclear powerplant on the Mediterranean coast of el-Dabaa which it hopes will start production in 2019, the state news agency MENA reported.
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