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The New Republic: Bombs Away

Author: Matthew Kroenig

In this The New Republic op-ed, Matthew Kroenig discusses Beijing and Moscow's reluctance to enforce sanctions on Iran over its nuclear program, suggesting both countries may see an upside to a nuclear-armed Iran.

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Time to Speak Out on Iran

Ali Ansari interviewed by Bernard Gwertzman

"Engagement doesn't preclude criticism," says Iranian historian Ali M. Ansari, so the West should be more forthright in speaking out against Iran's human rights record.

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Foreign Affairs Article

Nuclear Disorder

Author: Graham Allison

The current global nuclear order is extremely fragile, threatened by North Korea's expanding nuclear weapons program, Iran's nuclear ambitions, and Pakistan's increasing instability.

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Nuclear Agenda Rising to Top of World Issues in 2010

Paul Lettow interviewed by Bernard Gwertzman

A CFR expert on nuclear issues, Paul Lettow says President Obama's agenda will be heavily tilted toward nuclear issues in 2010. He says this is "the ideal moment for strong American leadership on these issues," and despite Obama's disappointment in not wrapping up a new START treaty by the end of the year, Lettow expects the treaty to be signed in early 2010.

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Foreign Affairs Article

The Long Road to Zero

Author: Charles D. Ferguson

If the Obama administration has any hope of reducing the world's nuclear arsenals, the U.S. government will have to assuage the fears of nonnuclear states, diminish the prestige of nuclear weapons, and address the risk of proliferation posed by civilian nuclear energy programs.

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Nuclear Quagmire with Iran

George R. Perkovich interviewed by Bernard Gwertzman

A leading arms control expert, George Perkovich says Iranian domestic disputes have apparently doomed its agreement to ship processed uranium out of the country. The UN Security Council, he says, must be prepared to  increase pressure on the regime.

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