Proliferation

Interview

The Logic of a Nuclear-Free Mideast

Nabil Fahmy interviewed by Bernard Gwertzman

A nuclear-free zone in the Middle East would go a long way toward "nuclear symmetry," with uniform obligations and verification controls, says Egyptian arms control expert Nabil Fahmy.

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Video

Keynote Address by James Steinberg

Speaker: James B. Steinberg
Presider: Karen J. DeYoung

U.S. Deputy Secretary of State James Steinberg says U.S. diplomacy, through institutions and bilaterally, has led to new momentum in pressuring Iran to end its uranium enrichment program.

This session is part of a Council on Foreign Relations symposium on Rising Powers and Global Institutions in the Twenty-First Century and was made possible through generous support from the Robina Foundation.

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Audio

Keynote Address by James Steinberg (Audio)

Speaker: James B. Steinberg
Presider: Karen J. DeYoung

U.S. Deputy Secretary of State James Steinberg says U.S. diplomacy, through institutions and bilaterally, has led to new momentum in pressuring Iran to end its uranium enrichment program.

This session is part of a Council on Foreign Relations symposium on Rising Powers and Global Institutions in the Twenty-First Century and was made possible through generous support from the Robina Foundation.

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First Take

Why Brazil is a Broker with Iran

Author: Matias Spektor

It is not yet clear whether a Brazil-brokered deal will complicate or help resolve the crisis over Iran's nuclear program. CFR's Matias Spektor says either way a newly assertive Brazil is likely to remain a lead player in diplomacy on this issue.

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Interview

Iran-U.S. Faceoff at UN

Ray Takeyh interviewed by Bernard Gwertzman

Yesterday's dueling speeches at the UN suggest a continued impasse on Iran's nuclear program, says CFR's Ray Takeyh. And Iranian politics make that unlikely to change anytime soon.

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Must Read

WSJ: Debating Obama's New Nuclear Doctrine

Authors: George P. Shultz, Paul D. Wolfowitz, James R. Schlesinger, Fred C. Iklé, Richard N. Perle, and Richard R. Burt

Last week, the Obama administration began to unveil its new nuclear strategy. We asked six former U.S. foreign policy officials to reflect on the administration's Nuclear Posture Review, the new Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty with Russia, and whether Mr. Obama's emerging nuclear doctrine is a move in the right direction.

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Interview

A Chance to Boost Nuclear Security

Tanya Ogilvie-White interviewed by Bernard Gwertzman

The summit in Washington may produce commitment to a plan for securing nuclear materials from terrorists, largely because of President Obama's demonstrated willingness to commit the U.S. to nonproliferation and disarmament goals, says nonproliferation expert Tanya Ogilvie-White.

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