The last few decades have witnessed an effort by the 'puritanical' view of Islam from the Arabian heartland to penetrate the syncretist Asian periphery. There is a need to reverse the flow of Islamic ideas. Because Islam is not a political or economic ideology, the U.S. cannot get involved in intra-Islam discourse. It should only provide support to moderate Muslims to move forward on their own.
President Bush fails to appreciate how all of the diplomatic, economic and political tools can be used to pursue an even more effective set of proliferation policies. The U.S. needs to use all of the tools at its disposal, now more than ever.
The following are excerpts from remarks by Linton F. Brooks, administrator of the U.S. National Nuclear Security Administration, to the 2004 Carnegie International Non-Proliferation Conference, June 21, 2004.
The following are excerpts from remarks by Sam Nunn, co-chairman of the Nuclear Threat Initiative, to the 2004 Carnegie International Non-Proliferation Conference, June 21, 2004.
Before attention is lost in the controversies over the war itself and in the challenges of its aftermath, the UN must capture, clarify, and publicize the record of international inspections in Iraq: for itself, for member governments, and for the public.