This International Institutions and Global Governance program Working Paper offers suggestions to strengthen the nuclear security regime and achieve the four-year goal set by President Obama to secure all vulnerable nuclear materials around the world.
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With hopes high that strategic nuclear arms talks are wrapping up, Russia's position on new UN sanctions on Iran will likely figure prominently in U.S. Secretary of State Clinton's trip to Moscow this week, says CFR's Stephen Sestanovich.
Iran's nuclear program is believed to have steadily progressed, despite sharply increased concerns over its intentions and sanctions over its lack of transparency.
The global effort to extinguish the nuclear peril needs to regain momentum. A bold act of leadership and imagination by one of the weapons-states could provide it.
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.
Brazil's rebuff of U.S. efforts to toughen sanctions against Iran derives from its wariness of U.S. power politics, writes CFR Visiting Fellow Matias Spektor, but it's too soon to dismiss Brazil's role.
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.
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.
Leslie H. Gelb discusses the "best of bad options" that President Obama has available to deal with Iran.
James M. Lindsay and Ray Takeyh state that in efforts to contain a nuclear Iran, "military options should not be taken off the table."
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.
U.S. Vice President Joseph Biden gave this speech at National Defense University on February 18, 2010. It is entitled "The Path to Nuclear Security: Implementing the President's Prague Agenda." President Obama spoke in Prague in April 2009 and discussed the creation of a global national security summit.
Richard N. Haass states that the West must make clear its support for protesters in Iran.
The objective of this book is to offer a framework to help United States policymakers and analysts better understand existing and evolving leadership dynamics driving Iranian decision-making.
CFR Iran expert Ray Takeyh argues that a stronger U.S. stand in favor of political reform in Iran can work in tandem with efforts to limit Iran's nuclear program.
Campbell evaluates the implications of the Boko Haram insurgency and recommends that the United States support Nigerian efforts to address the drivers of Boko Haram, such as poverty and corruption, and to foster stronger ties with Nigerian civil society.
Koblentz argues that the United States should work with other nuclear-armed states to manage threats to nuclear stability in the near term and establish processes for multilateral arms control efforts over the longer term.
The authors argue that it is essential to begin working now to expand and establish rules and norms governing armed drones, thereby creating standards of behavior that other countries will be more likely to follow.
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