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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Nuclear Posture Review

Speakers: General James Cartwright, Thomas D'agostino, Robert J. Einhorn, and Bradley H. Roberts
Presider: James M. Lindsay

In this special briefing, four experts answer questions about the Obama Administration's nuclear weapons strategy and policy for the next five to ten yeas, as outlined in the Nuclear Posture Review. 

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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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