Detlef Waechter, Policy Outlook
When NATO leaders convene in Lisbon November 19-20, they will not only update the Alliance’s Strategic Concept to guide its work over the next decade but also reexamine its policy on nuclear weapons. Spurred by recent nonproliferation initiatives, the review could split NATO’s members if not handled carefully.
In a Policy Outlook, Detlef Waechter
writes that NATO members should endorse the approach Secretary of State Hillary Clinton outlined in her April meeting with foreign ministers in Estonia, which called for NATO to retain its nuclear status but reduce the role and number of nuclear weapons. This modest but realistic course will allow NATO to play a constructive role in arms control, he argues.
Amol Sharma, The Wall Street Journal
India on Wednesday signed an international convention on nuclear energy accident liability, a move aimed at soothing tensions with the U.S. over the countries' civil nuclear partnership ahead of President Barack Obama's visit here next week.
George Perkovich, Carnegie Report
In this new Carnegie report, George Perkovich
analyzes American and Indian interests, policies, and diplomatic styles in a range of issues and recommends areas where the Obama administration can realistically contribute to enhanced U.S.-India relations while advancing effective global governance.
David E. Sanger, The New York Times
The Obama administration and its European allies are preparing a new offer for negotiations with Iran on its nuclear program, senior administration officials say, but the conditions on Tehran would be even more onerous than a deal that the country’s supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, rejected last year.
Shahram Chubin, Aspen European Strategy Forum
In a paper presented at the Aspen European Strategy Forum in Berlin on the strategic implications of Iran’s nuclear program, Shahram Chubin
closely examines the question of internal elite divisions in Iran and explores how differences on the nuclear issue serve as subtext for understanding Iran’s opaque, but evolving government.
Global Security Newswire
A technical glitch Saturday cut off for close to one hour a command facility's contact with 50 Minuteman 3 ICBMs at F.E. Warren Air Force Base in Wyoming, the Associated Press reported.