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November 18, 2010
IN THIS ISSUE
  • Is NATO's Nuclear Deterrence Policy a Relic of the Cold War?
    Policy Outlook
  • Obama Enlists Big Guns to Help Save Nuclear Treaty
    Associated Press
  • Sanctions Split Iranian Leaders, Gates Says
    The Washington Post
  • Nuclear Fuel Bank Seen Winning Backing at U.N. Body
    Reuters
  • Nuke Experts Dispute Burmese Defector's Claims
    Global Security Newswire
  • Kayani's Doctrine of Escalation
    The Express Tribune
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Is NATO's Nuclear Deterrence Policy a Relic of the Cold War?

Paul Schulte, Policy Outlook
NATOThe Cold War left a nuclear landscape whose remnants must still be sensitively managed. As NATO grapples with the future of its deterrence posture, it faces the contentious question of whether reducing or withdrawing forward-based U.S. nuclear weapons in Europe would unacceptably reduce the security of its member states. The weapons were intended to promote nuclear burden sharing through an Alliance-wide decision process. But the European aircraft that would drop them are aging and will need replacement or refitting. Decisions are needed soon on whether this should occur.
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Obama Enlists Big Guns to Help Save Nuclear Treaty

Jim Abrams, Associated Press
President Barack Obama summoned a number of former defense secretaries and secretaries of state of both parties to the White House to rally support for an imperiled nuclear weapons treaty with Russia.
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Sanctions Split Iranian Leaders, Gates Says

Glenn Kessler, The Washington Post
Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates, reiterating his long-standing opposition to a military attack on Iran, said Tuesday that new sanctions led by the Obama administration are causing divisions within the Iranian leadership.
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Nuclear Fuel Bank Seen Winning Backing at U.N. Body

Fredrik Dahl, Reuters
Member states of the U.N. nuclear watchdog are expected to approve next month a U.S.-backed fuel supply plan seen as a way to help prevent the spread of atom bombs, despite misgivings among some developing countries.
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Nuke Experts Dispute Burmese Defector's Claims

Global Security Newswire
Multiple nuclear weapons experts and intelligence officials have called into question the conclusions of a high-profile June report alleging the junta controlling Myanmar had launched a covert nuclear weapons program, ProPublica and PBS reported on Friday.
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Kayani's Doctrine of Escalation

Khaled Ahmed, The Express Tribune
Should we adjudge the 'intent' of India while framing our military defence, or should we look at India's 'capacity' to harm Pakistan? Intent is when India says it wants a stable Pakistan and wants normal, good-neighbourly relations with it.
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