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October 19, 2010
IN THIS ISSUE
  • Strategic Implications of the Iranian Nuclear Program
    Aspen European Strategy Forum
  • David Cameron to Delay Trident Replacement
    The Guardian
  • Pakistan to Push for Nuclear Deal with US
    The Wall Street Journal
  • Chinese Firms Bypass Sanctions on Iran, U.S. Says
    The Washington Post
  • Pyongyang Signals Readiness to Talk
    The Asahi Shimbun
  • S. Korea, U.S. to Open Nuclear Energy Talks Oct. 25: Source
    Yonhap News
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Strategic Implications of the Iranian Nuclear Program (PDF)

Thérèse Delpech, Aspen European Strategy Forum
MottakiEditor's Note: This is an important and timely paper by Thérèse Delpech, director for strategic affairs at the Atomic Energy Commission of France, presented at the Aspen European Strategy Forum in Berlin. The paper reviews both the strategy behind past diplomacy with Iran and provides insights for developing new rules of engagement.
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David Cameron to Delay Trident Replacement

Nicholas Watt, The Guardian
A replacement of Britain's Trident nuclear deterrent will be delayed, possibly for as long as five years, the government has decided as ministers seek to save billions of pounds from the defence budget.
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Pakistan to Push for Nuclear Deal with US

Tom Wright, The Wall Street Journal
Editor's Note: This article states that Nuclear Suppliers Group rules ban the sale of nuclear technology to nations that haven't signed the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty. This is not quite correct. They actually ban sales to nations that have not placed all their nuclear facilities under safeguards.
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Chinese Firms Bypass Sanctions on Iran, U.S. Says

John Pomfret, The Washington Post
The Obama administration has concluded that Chinese firms are helping Iran to improve its missile technology and develop nuclear weapons, and has asked China to stop such activity, a senior U.S. official said.
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Pyongyang Signals Readiness to Talk

Yoshihiro Makino, The Asahi Shimbun
Pyongyang has ramped up diplomatic overtures directed at Washington that suggest it is willing to return to the negotiation table to gain crucial assistance, according to sources.
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S. Korea, U.S. to Open Nuclear Energy Talks Oct. 25: Source

Yonhap News
Editor's Note: This article states that the U.S.-South Korean nuclear cooperation agreement "bans the Asian nation from enriching uranium or reprocessing spent fuel due to concerns over proliferation." According to the agreement, South Korea and the United States would "jointly determine" whether any U.S.-obligated nuclear material should be "altered in form or content."
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