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October 5, 2010
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IN THIS ISSUE
  • Japan-India Nuclear Deal: Striking a Balance
    The Asahi Shimbun
  • India Hopes to Address US Concerns on N-Bill before Obama Visit
    Sify News
  • Cheap Nuclear Reactors are Russia's Ace
    BusinessWeek
  • Satellite Image Shows Activity at North Korea's Yongbyon Nuclear Site
    The Washington Post
  • Iran Atom Progress "Slow but Steady" - Ex-IAEA Aide
    Reuters
  • Saudi Eyes Nuclear Energy to Boost Power Production
    Reuters
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Japan-India Nuclear Deal: Striking a Balance

James M. Acton, The Asahi Shimbun
Japan-IndiaTokyo disliked the U.S.-India nuclear deal from the start. The very idea of nuclear cooperation with a state that had failed to place all of its nuclear facilities under safeguards was anathema to many in Japan.

Nonetheless, under intense pressure from the administration of President George W. Bush, Japan ended up voting for the exemption to the Nuclear Suppliers Group's guidelines that was required for states to start exporting civil nuclear technology to India.
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India Hopes to Address US Concerns on N-Bill before Obama Visit

Sify News
Asserting that India's nuclear liability bill was not inconsistent with international norms, National Security Advisor Shivshankar Menon has said New Delhi hopes to address US corporate concerns before President Barack Obama's India visit.
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Cheap Nuclear Reactors are Russia's Ace

Carol Matlack and Yuriy Humber, BusinessWeek
Russia, one of the world's biggest oil and gas exporters, aims to become a global leader in nuclear power, too. State-owned nuclear group Rosatom now has 15 reactors under construction worldwide, more than any other international supplier.
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Satellite Image Shows Activity at North Korea's Yongbyon Nuclear Site

John Pomfret, The Washington Post
North Korea continues to keep the experts guessing. Last week, it promoted the third son of its current leader, Kim Jong Il, prompting speculation that he is on track to succeed his father. And now, apparently, it has commissioned construction activity at the site where it used to produce plutonium for its nuclear arsenal.
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Iran Atom Progress "Slow but Steady" - Ex-IAEA Aide

Fredrik Dahl, Reuters
Iran is making steady progress in its nuclear enrichment programme but there is still time to find a diplomatic solution over work the West fears is aimed at making bombs, a former top U.N. nuclear official said.
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Saudi Eyes Nuclear Energy to Boost Power Production

Reuters
Top oil exporter Saudi Arabia will need 40 gigawatts (GW) of base load power by 2030 which could be met by nuclear plants, a senior official from the King Abdullah City for Atomic and Renewable Energy said on Monday.
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