The fundamental dilemma of Moscow’s policy lies in whether it is worth cooperating to achieve a comprehensive agreement with Iran, which would primarily be a success for the United States, under conditions of confrontation with the West over Ukraine.
A number of complex questions remain unresolved as negotiations on Iran’s nuclear program enter their final stage. The main question is whether the cooperation between Russia and the West would continue at the previous levels in the midst of the crisis in Ukraine.
The BJP’s election victory has changed India’s political landscape. Russia has close ties with the BJP, but serious steps are needed to elevate Russian-Indian relations to a new level.
The concluded nuclear agreement with Vietnam should be viewed as an opportunity for U.S. government and industry to contribute to Vietnam’s energy security, not a counterproductive bilateral bone of contention.
Many people living in the northern hemisphere might be surprised to learn that Brazilians don’t agree about what the world had been told decades ago was an open and shut case: that Brazil had a secret nuclear weapons program.
Both India and the United States are to blame for their partnership’s slowdown, and they share the responsibility to rebuild it.
China and the United States share common goals on nuclear security and should not let other tensions in the bilateral relationship disrupt their multilateral cooperation on this important issue.
Brazil currently has two nuclear reactors and a third is under construction. Four more power plants are being proposed for construction in the 2020s.
So far, the Nuclear Security Summits have proved unable to break through India’s penchant for secrecy on what it considers to be matters of national security, so the country’s nuclear security arrangements remain somewhat opaque.
Russia and Iran are conferring about the supply of new nuclear power plants at the Bushehr site on the Persian Gulf. Iran operates one Russian reactor there and building more could contribute to a comprehensive agreement between the six powers and Iran.