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January 11, 2011
IN THIS ISSUE
After New START: Give Obama a Hand
Pacific Forum CSIS
U.S.-Russian Civilian Nuclear Deal Enters Force
Reuters
U.S. Says Sanctions Hurt Iran Nuclear Program
The New York Times
Seoul Rejects North Korea's Talks Offer as "Propaganda"
JoongAng Daily
Approval Coming for New Brazilian Reactors
World Nuclear News
Japan, Iraq Talk Nuclear Energy: Minister
Agence France-Presse
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After New START: Give Obama a Hand

David Santoro, Pacific Forum CSIS
New START
On Dec. 22, 2010, the US Senate ratified the New Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (START) in a 71-26 vote. Moscow indicated that Russian ratification would follow swiftly, leading to the treatyís entry into force. This is a major accomplishment for President Barack Obama, who in his 2009 Prague speech indicated that New START would be the first disarmament treaty of a revamped arms control foreign policy, and that it would set the stage for further nuclear reductions between the United States and Russia.
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U.S.-Russian Civilian Nuclear Deal Enters Force

Steve Gutterman, Reuters
A long-stalled civilian nuclear cooperation agreement between Russia and the United States entered into force on Tuesday in a milestone for the "reset" in relations between the former Cold War foes.
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U.S. Says Sanctions Hurt Iran Nuclear Program

Mark Landler, The New York Times
Iran's ability to produce a nuclear weapon has been delayed by sanctions, Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton said here on Monday, making the strongest and most public claim by the Obama administration that its pressure campaign was hampering Iranís nuclear ambitions.
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Seoul Returns Offer for Talks - but Tough Talks

Christine Kim, JoongAng Daily
After several requests for talks from North Korea, the Ministry of Unification reciprocated on Monday for a parley between North and South on the subjects Pyongyang doesnít want to discuss: the sinking of the Cheonan in March and the shelling of Yeonpyeong Island in November.
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Approval Coming for New Brazilian Reactors

World Nuclear News
Brazil's new minister of mines and energy, Edison Lobao, has stated that the government plans to give approval by the end of 2011 for the construction of four new nuclear power plants in the country.
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Japan, Iraq Talk Nuclear Energy: Minister

Agence France-Presse
Japan's trade minister has expressed interest in cooperating with Iraq on nuclear energy, the Iraqi interim electricity minister said on Monday after talks in Baghdad.
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