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Nuclear Posture Review, 2010

The U.S. Department of Defense states, "The 2010 Nuclear Posture Review (NPR) outlines the Administration’s approach to promoting the President’s agenda for reducing nuclear dangers and pursuing the goal of a world without nuclear weapons, while simultaneously advancing broader U.S. security interests. The NPR reflects the President’s national security priorities and the supporting defense strategy objectives identified in the 2010 Quadrennial Defense Review." The review was released on April 6, 2010. President Obama delivered a speech on the NPR's release.

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UN Sanctions May Sting Iran's Guard

Kenneth Katzman interviewed by Bernard Gwertzman

Iran's Revolutionary Guard will likely be the target of UN Security Council sanctions that could be ready within weeks, says Iran sanctions expert Kenneth Katzman, while Congress focuses on preventing U.S. companies from selling gasoline and refining equipment to Iran.

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Iran's Nuclear Program

Author: Greg Bruno

Iran's nuclear program is believed to have steadily progressed, despite sharply increased concerns over its intentions and sanctions over its lack of transparency.

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WSJ: Iran Sanctions Face New Hurdle

Authors: Jay Solomon and James E. Lyons

U.S. fears Brazil and Turkey may weaken action toward economic sanctions against Iran at U.N. Security Council; high-level talks in China are trying to reestablish coordial relations aimed towards gaining Chinese support.

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RUSI: NATO's Tactical Nuclear Dilemma

Authors: Malcolm Chalmers and Simon Lunn

The purpose of this study is therefore to assess current thinking in NATO as it begins the development of the new Concept on the role of nuclear weapons, and the related questions of disarmament, arms control and non-proliferation.

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A Strategy for Iran

David Albright interviewed by Bernard Gwertzman

The recent IAEA report finding strong evidence of Iran's efforts to develop a nuclear warhead suggests the U.S. should start working on strategies that include sanctions and building stronger alliances in the region, says nuclear expert David Albright.

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The Wrong Way on Iran

Author: Leslie H. Gelb
The Daily Beast

Leslie H. Gelb discusses the "best of bad options" that President Obama has available to deal with Iran.

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The Tough New IAEA Line on Iran

Author: Michael A. Levi

The UN nuclear agency's new concerns about Iranian nuclear weaponization bolster the move toward sanctions but may do little to halt Tehran's activities, writes CFR's Michael Levi.

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