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November 16, 2010
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  • We Can't Delay This Treaty
    The Washington Post
  • NATO, Nuclear Security and the Terrorist Threat
    International Herald Tribune
  • Egypt Worries about IAEA Probe
    Associated Press
  • Getting Iran to Agree to Talk about Its Nuclear Program Proves Difficult
    The Washington Post
  • Stuxnet Study Suggests Iran Enrichment Aim: Experts
    Reuters
  • US Considers India as a Partner in Non-Proliferation
    The Economic Times
  • Musharraf Defends Handling of Khan
    The Washington Times
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We Can't Delay This Treaty

Hillary Rodham Clinton and Robert M. Gates, The Washington Post
New STARTFor decades, American inspectors have monitored Russian nuclear forces, putting into practice President Ronald Reagan's favorite maxim, "Trust, but verify." But since the old START Treaty expired last December, we have relied on trust alone. Until a new treaty comes into force, our inspectors will not have access to Russian missile silos and the world's two largest nuclear arsenals will lack the stability that comes with a rigorous inspection regime.

Before this session of Congress ends, we urge senators to approve an arms control treaty that would again allow U.S. inspectors access to Russian strategic sites and reduce the number of nuclear weapons held by both nations to a level not seen since the 1950s.
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NATO, Nuclear Security and the Terrorist Threat

Sam Nunn, International Herald Tribune
Over the past two decades, no geopolitical space has undergone as dramatic a transformation as that between the Atlantic and the Urals. During the Cold War, a devastating conventional and nuclear war on the European continent was a very real possibility; today, no state faces this type of deliberate existential threat.
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Egypt Worries about IAEA Probe

Associated Press
Egypt fears being grouped with the likes of Iran and Syria if a U.N. investigation into traces of highly enriched uranium found in the country isn't brought to a swift end, according to what officials describe as a confidential report from the country's nuclear agency.
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Getting Iran to Agree to Talk about Its Nuclear Program Proves Difficult

Glenn Kessler, The Washington Post
For four months now, European Union foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton and Iranian negotiator Saeed Jalili have traded a series of letters trying to pin down a time and place for Iran to meet with a group of powerful countries concerned about its nuclear program.
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Stuxnet Study Suggests Iran Enrichment Aim: Experts

William Maclean, Reuters
New research on the Stuxnet worm shows definitively it was made to target the kind of equipment used in uranium enrichment, deepening suspicions its aim is to sabotage Tehran's suspected nuclear arms program, experts say.
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US Considers India as a Partner in Non-Proliferation

The Economic Times
The Obama Administration says it sees India as a partner in its global non-proliferation efforts and no more as a target, observing that the Asian country had an important role in strengthening the regime to check spread of nuclear weapons.
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Musharraf Defends Handling of Khan

Eli Lake, The Washington Times
Former Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf, a likely presidential candidate for 2013 elections, defended his decision to block U.S. intelligence officials from questioning A.Q. Khan, the rogue nuclear technician behind an illicit arms supplier network that boosted nuclear programs in Iran, Libya and North Korea.
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