A nuclear-test-free zone in the Middle East would be a realistic and practical way to lower regional tensions.
Conditioning Japanese nuclear cooperation with India on India's nuclear testing restraint would be a reasonable compromise among Japanese interests and among those of its foreign nuclear partners and India, and a significant gain over the status quo.
Insisting on the establishment a Nuclear-Weapons-Free Zone in the Middle East is unrealistic and creates counterproductive expectations. A Nuclear-Test-Free Zone, however, would be a step in the right direction.
Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's presence at the upcoming nuclear summit symbolizes the strength of the U.S.-India partnership and India's commitment to strengthening the global nonproliferation regime.
Senator Jon Kyl relies on old and misleading arguments to claim that the resumption of nuclear testing is necessary, but there are no technical or military reasons to resume U.S. nuclear weapons testing. The Senate's reconsideration of the CTBT should be based on an honest and up-to-date analysis of the facts.
U.S. ratification of the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty will enhance global security and provide greater leverage over states like Iran and North Korea that are unwilling to play by the rules.
Universal ratification of the CTBT will create another tool for impeding Iran's nuclear ambitions, but the United States must take the lead.
The treaty calling for a global ban on nuclear tests was rejected by the United States Senate ten years ago. Ratifying the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty (CTBT) now will provide greater leverage over states of concern and enhance international peace and security.
The United States and Russia need a coordinated approach to Iranian nuclear ambitions, where sanctions and opportunities become incentives pushing and pulling Iran toward a solution beneficial for both global security and Iran’s national interest.
Russia will not agree to the kind of deep cuts in nuclear weapons envisioned by President Obama without a concrete deal on missile defense.