The Nuclear Suppliers Group should take time to consider the implications of India's possible membership before deciding.
What will it take to end the Iran nuclear crisis and what is the role of the IAEA?
One topic of discussion at the upcoming five-year treaty Review Conference meeting in Vienna will be how best to universalize the Additional Protocol for safeguards among the 185 non-nuclear-weapon states Party to the Treaty.
Though the participants in the negotiations about Iran's nuclear program foresee several rounds of discussions, all are acutely aware that time to reach agreement peacefully may be running out.
With the Iranian nuclear crisis nearing a watershed, the question of the Obama administration's "red lines" on Iran's nuclear program is the subject of considerable speculation and debate.
Though most states that want a nuclear weapon can get one through determined effort, the fact remains that most choose not to proliferate. Turkey is no exception.
Moscow believes that stringent international sanctions against Iran will not put an end to the Iranian nuclear program or turn the Iranian people against their government and will also fail to stave off an Israeli airstrike.
A flurry of meetings in Washington and Brussels are about to be held on the subject of negotiating with Iran about its nuclear program. The focus of all the meetings is on doing diplomacy with Iran.
The November 2011 International Atomic Energy Agency report suggests that the possible military dimensions of Iran's nuclear program and Tehran's lack of cooperation with the international community leave little doubt that Iran aims to become at least a nuclear threshold state.
With nuclear weapons a strategic necessity for Pyongyang and central to its identity, it is unlikely that North Korea was ever serious about using them as a bargaining chip.