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November 23, 2010
IN THIS ISSUE
  • China Should Remain Prudent in Its Nuclear Fuel Path
    Nuclear Energy Brief
  • North Koreans Unveil New Plant for Nuclear Use
    The New York Times
  • Review U.S. Policy toward North Korea
    The Washington Post
  • Seoul Considers Return of US Nuclear Arms
    Financial Times
  • Iran to Hike Atomic Output Despite Possible Talks
    Reuters
  • White House Escalates Showdown with Kyl over New START Agreement
    Global Security Newswire
  • N-Agenda after Obama Visit
    The Tribune
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China Should Remain Prudent in Its Nuclear Fuel Path

Mark Hibbs, Nuclear Energy Brief
ChinaAspiring to be a global leader in nuclear power generation by mid-century, China is on the verge of investment decisions that could commit the country to fuel its rapidly growing fleet of nuclear power reactors with plutonium. Should China soon take major and possibly irreversible steps to go that route, the domestic, regional, and global impact of its actions will be profound.
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North Koreans Unveil New Plant for Nuclear Use

David E. Sanger, The New York Times
North Korea showed a visiting American nuclear scientist earlier this month a vast new facility it secretly and rapidly built to enrich uranium, confronting the Obama administration with the prospect that the country is preparing to expand its nuclear arsenal or build a far more powerful type of atomic bomb.
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Review U.S. Policy toward North Korea

Robert Carlin and John W. Lewis, The Washington Post
While the United States has stood aside, hoping time and circumstances would force North Korea to accede to demands for denuclearization, the North has forged ahead with its own plans.
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Seoul Considers Return of US Nuclear Arms

Christian Oliver, Financial Times
South Korea's defence minister has broken a taboo by suggesting that the country might once again host US nuclear weapons, in response to revelations about an extensive new North Korean atomic facility.
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Iran to Hike Atomic Output Despite Possible Talks

Reuters
An Iranian lawmaker dealing with foreign policy said on Sunday Iran will increase its production of nuclear fuel despite a possible resumption of talks with major powers over its disputed uranium enrichment program.
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White House Escalates Showdown with Kyl over New START Agreement

Elaine M. Grossman, Global Security Newswire
The White House late last week significantly ramped up an effort to challenge a key Republican senator who has sought to delay a floor vote on ratifying a U.S.-Russian nuclear arms control agreement signed last April.
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N-Agenda after Obama Visit

P.R. Chari, The Tribune
India and the United States have traveled a zigzag route in their nuclear relationship.
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