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November 2, 2010


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Russia May Review U.S. Arms Pact Approval Plans
Steve Gutterman, Reuters

A top Russian lawmaker said on Friday he would ask colleagues to reopen debate on the New START nuclear arms treaty with the United States, adding to uncertainty over the chances for approval in both nations.

The treaty, which would set new, lower limits on Russian and American nuclear arsenals, is the most prominent product of President Barack Obama's effort -- embraced by Russian President Dmitry Medvedev -- to "reset" strained relations. | Full Article


The Nuclear Test Ban Treaty: The Greatest Legacy We Could Leave Future Generations
Sergio Duarte and Tibor Tóth, The Daily Star

On November 1, a team of over 35 experts will launch an exercise to inspect a simulated nuclear test site near the Dead Sea in Jordan – a step forward in completing the global verification system of the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty (CTBT). | Full Article


U.N. Nuclear Agency Mulls More "Special Inspections"
Fredrik Dahl, Reuters

The U.N. nuclear watchdog signaled on Monday it wanted to use its "special inspection" powers more often, something the United States has suggested could be invoked in the case of Syria. | Full Article


NATO Seen Likely to Delay Nuke Pullback Decision
Elaine M. Grossman, Global Security Newswire

NATO is widely expected to defer any major decision on the potential pullback of U.S. nuclear weapons deployed in Europe until well after alliance heads of state meet in Portugal next month. | Full Article


Britain, France Embark on Historic Defence Pact
Alice Ritchie, Agence France-Presse

Britain and France usher in an unprecedented era of cooperation at a summit in London Tuesday with a deal to create a joint military force and share aircraft carriers and nuclear testing facilities. | Full Article


India Will Soon Have Potential to Launch N-Warhead from Land, Air or Water
Snehal Rebello, Hindustan Times

India will soon have the potential to launch a nuclear warhead from land, air or water. For the first time, the country's Atomic Energy Commission (AEC) chief Srikumar Banerjee spoke about the weaponisation programmes undertaken to ensure minimum credible detterence. | Full Article


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