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    • Policy Outlook

    Abolishing Nuclear Weapons: Why the United States Should Lead

    Efforts to re-invigorate a movement to abolish nuclear weapons are rising on the international agenda. The next U.S. president should emphasize the goal of abolishing nuclear weapons in an effort to: prevent proliferation, prevent nuclear terrorism, reduce the threat of nuclear annihilation, and foster new optimism for U.S. global leadership.

    • TV/Radio Broadcast

    Failure of Leadership in Iran

    Iran's recent missile tests have heightened speculation that the U.S. or Israeli will mount a military operation against it. Carnegie's Karim Sadjadpour appeared on PBS' Foreign Exchange to argue that the likelihood of such an attack is slim.

    • TV/Radio Broadcast

    U.S., India Advance Nuclear Trade Deal

    Behind the scenes at the G-8 summit, U.S. and Indian officials appear to be moving forward on an agreement that would lift the U.S. ban on nuclear trade with India and allow it to assist India’s civilian nuclear program. Ashley Tellis discusses the details of the deal on NPR’s Morning Edition and notes that it is unlikely to make India a closer U.S. ally.

    • North Korea Hands Over Nuclear Details

      In briefings following North Korea's announcement to hand over details of its nuclear program, Carnegie experts noted that while it is the first of several hurdles to be overcome before North Korea may fully reintegrate into the international community, it represents the greatest understanding of the North's plutonium program in fourteen years.

      • Proliferation Analysis

      France and Nuclear Disarmament: The Meaning of the Sarkozy Speech

      • Bruno Tertrais
      • April 30, 2008

      It is customary for a French President to devote an entire speech to issues of nuclear deterrence – something his US or British counterparts have seldom done since the end of the Cold war, and which testifies to the importance that nuclear weapons still have for Paris. But the speech given by President Nicolas Sarkozy on March 21 was noteworthy in at least two respects. It signaled that even though Sarkozy is often keen on making “clean breaks” with past practices, continuity would prevail as far as nuclear weapons policy is concerned.

      • Event

      Symposium on Nuclear Nonproliferation and Global Politics

      Symposium on Nuclear Nonproliferation held at Rowan University on April 11, 2008.
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      • Op-Ed

      Saving the Relationship

      After President Vladimir Putin said last month that Russia would not allow other countries "to poke their snotty noses into our affairs," we should face the fact that security relations with the West are in a shambles. Putin, who is fond of tough-guy slang, used the colorful phrase when he accused the United States of pushing the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe to decide against sending observers to the State Duma elections on Dec. 2.

      • Testimony

      Verifying Iran's Nuclear Program: Is the International Community Up To the Task?

      The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) faces a critical test this November when it will issue its latest report on Iran's nuclear activities. A condemning report by the IAEA could prompt Iran to end all cooperation with the IAEA. Yet a falsely reassuring report could damage the credibility of the nonproliferation regime.

      • Op-Ed

      Busting Up Treaties

      Judging by the visit of Condoleezza Rice and Robert Gates to Moscow last week, the United States and Russia are in a race to dismantle the treaty system that has regulated their security relationship for decades.  The Russian side eagerly reminded U.S. counterparts of their promise to cease implementing the Conventional Forces in Europe in early December if NATO did not proceed to ratify the adapted CFE Treaty. 

      • Op-Ed

      Partial Progress

      Last week, the six-party negotiations (which include the United States, China, Russia, Japan, North Korea and South Korea) agreed on a second phase of a plan to denuclearize North Korea that has under discussion since 2005. This plan goes further than the agreed framework by requiring "disablement" of North Korean plutonium production facilities, but is troublingly silent on a few things.

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      James M. Acton
      Jessica T. Mathews Chair
      Co-director
      Nuclear Policy Program
      Acton holds the Jessica T. Mathews Chair and is co-director of the Nuclear Policy Program and a senior fellow at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.
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      Toby Dalton
      Co-director
      Nuclear Policy Program
      Dalton is the co-director of the Nuclear Policy Program at the Carnegie Endowment. An expert on nonproliferation and nuclear energy, his work addresses regional security challenges and the evolution of the global nuclear order.
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      Mark Hibbs
      Senior Fellow
      Nuclear Policy Program
      Hibbs is a Germany-based senior fellow in Carnegie’s Nuclear Policy Program. His areas of expertise are nuclear verification and safeguards, multilateral nuclear trade policy, international nuclear cooperation, and nonproliferation arrangements.
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      Se Young Jang
      Nonresident Scholar
      Nuclear Policy Program
      Se Young Jang is a nonresident scholar in the Nuclear Policy Program at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.
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      Togzhan Kassenova
      Nonresident Fellow
      Nuclear Policy Program
      Kassenova is a nonresident fellow in the Nuclear Policy Program at the Carnegie Endowment.
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      Ulrich Kühn
      Nonresident Scholar
      Ulrich Kühn is a nonresident scholar at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, and a senior research associate at the Vienna Center for Disarmament and Non-Proliferation (VCDNP).
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      Tomoko Kurokawa
      Nonresident Scholar
      Nuclear Policy Program
      Kurokawa is a nonresident scholar in the Carnegie Nuclear Policy Program.
    • expert thumbnail - Levite
      Ariel (Eli) Levite
      Nonresident Senior Fellow
      Nuclear Policy Program
      Levite was the principal deputy director general for policy at the Israeli Atomic Energy Commission from 2002 to 2007.
    • expert thumbnail - Bin
      Li Bin
      Senior Fellow
      Nuclear Policy Program and Asia Program
      Li is a senior fellow working jointly in the Nuclear Policy Program and Asia Program at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.
    • expert thumbnail - Narang
      Vipin Narang
      Nonresident Scholar
      Nuclear Policy Program
      Vipin Narang is a nonresident scholar in the Nuclear Policy Program at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.
    • expert thumbnail - Perkovich
      George Perkovich
      Ken Olivier and Angela Nomellini Chair
      Vice President for Studies
      Perkovich works primarily on nuclear strategy and nonproliferation issues; cyberconflict; and new approaches to international public-private management of strategic technologies.
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      Mareena Robinson Snowden
      Stanton Nuclear Security Fellow
      Nuclear Policy Program
      Mareena Robinson Snowden is a Stanton nuclear security fellow with the Nuclear Policy Program at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.
    • expert thumbnail - Ülgen
      Sinan Ülgen
      Visiting Scholar
      Carnegie Europe
      Ülgen is a visiting scholar at Carnegie Europe in Brussels, where his research focuses on Turkish foreign policy, nuclear policy, cyberpolicy, and transatlantic relations.
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      Tristan Volpe
      Nonresident Fellow
      Nuclear Policy Program
      Tristan Volpe is a nonresident fellow at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace and assistant professor of defense analysis at the Naval Postgraduate School.
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      Fumihiko Yoshida
      Nonresident Scholar
      Nuclear Policy Program
      Fumihiko Yoshida is a nonresident scholar at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.
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      Tong Zhao
      Fellow
      Carnegie-Tsinghua Center for Global Policy
      Tong Zhao is a fellow in Carnegie’s Nuclear Policy Program based at the Carnegie–Tsinghua Center for Global Policy.
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