<span class="gray">A ne<span class="gray">w report by three leading nuclear experts urges more aggressive efforts to reduce the threat of nuclear instability in Russia. The report's central recommendation is that the United States immediately and significantly increase the resources devoted to current efforts to secure and consolidate nuclear weapon materials in the sprawling Russian nuclear complex. <br> </span></span>
<span class="gray">The Kursk submarine disaster has grabbed world attention, but there is one question no one is asking: Why are these ships going to sea at all?" Jon Wolfsthal of the Carnegie Non-Proliferation Project explores this question in an editorial published in the Christian Science Monitor on August 28, 2000. He argues that "[w]ith the Cold War over, the rationale for keeping such systems at sea is gone, and the risk that the next accident will involve a ship carrying nuclear weapons is unacceptably high." </span>
<span class="gray">The Pentagon's top test official says that the Clinton administration's national missile defense system is behind schedule and years from possible deployment. </span>
The Kursk submarine disaster has grabbed world attention, but there's one question no one is asking: Why are these subs at sea at all? The cold war is over - the reason for keeping them at sea is gone, and the risk the next accident will involve a sub carrying nuclear weapons is unacceptably high.
Ultimately, China's attempts to manipulate the private sector will be only one of a number of factors determining the success and transformative power of the Internet in the Middle Kingdom. Domestic and foreign entrepreneurship might very well eventually play their hand in helping to open up the country's economic and political system.
A <span class="gray">National Intelligence Estimate (NIE) on the possible implications of the United States deploying National Missile Defenses (NMD) was delivered by the Intelligence Community to President Clinton the week of August 7th, after several months of preparation. </span>
T<font size="2" face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"><span class="gray">he story of the Russian nuclear submarine sunk at the bottom of the Barents Sea with a 116-man crew is terrifying, but it should not be a surprise, especially to the Russian navy," asserts Carnegie's Alexander Pikayev in a <i>New York Times</i> op-ed dated August 16. As Russia accepts British assistance to rescue the crew of the Russian nuclear submarine <i>Kursk</i>, the plight of the entire Russian Navy has come under the spotlight. The following is an excerpt from "A Navy in Need.</span></font>
B<span class="gray">y choosing Senator Joseph Lieberman for a running mate, Presidential Candidate Al Gore adds a Senator with strong convictions on national missile defense (NMD) and considerable expertise on arms-control to the Democratic Presidential ticket. </span>
I<span class="gray">he Pentagon's assessment of the program to develop a National Missile Defense (NMD) system has been delayed by "several weeks", and is now expected in early September. </span>