Micah Zenko argues that the agreement between the United States and Russia to negotiate an arms control treaty within three months will be a historic first step toward nuclear disarmament.
David Albright, a longtime expert on Iran's nuclear program, says Iran will probably accumulate enough low-enriched uranium this year to create one nuclear bomb.
Scott A Snyder discusses challenges to U.S. relations with the Korean Peninsula.
David Sanger writes that Pakistan's weak nuclear safeguards and tenuous political situation are the stuff that nightmares are made of, as well as one of the key concerns of the new Obama administration.
Max Boot argues that focus should be placed on preventing Iran from attaining nuclear weapons rather than anticipating and preparing for a nuclear Iran in the near future.
Don Oberdorfer, a leading expert on North and South Korea, says he sees no evidence North Korean leader Kim Jong-Il has moved to relinquish control, despite reports concerning his illness and succession.
Richard N. Haass discusses Iran's nuclear program and the Obama administration's options for diplomacy.
Gary Samore, who was active in nuclear diplomacy with North Korea in the Clinton administration, says the latest agreement between the United States and North Korea is only a "very modest step forward" because it allows the next administration to proceed further in seeking a nuclear-disarmed North Korea.
Michael Krepon, a well-known expert on South Asia and nuclear nonproliferation, says that the U.S.-India nuclear agreement is likely to weaken efforts at strengthening nonproliferation of nuclear weapons. He says that Congress will likely approve the agreement on the grounds it will improve relations with India and increase American jobs.
The war between Russia and Georgia has complicated Western efforts to pressure Iran over its nuclear program, analysts say.
India and the United States, along with deep-pocketed corporations, have been steadily pushing along a lucrative and dangerous new nuclear pact, the U.S.-India Civil Nuclear Agreement.
As tensions between Russia and the West mount over the military conflict in Georgia, some analysts worry about the collapse of arms control agreements.
CFR's Charles Ferguson says U.S. officials should seek access to Pakistan's former nuclear chief to learn about the nuclear black market.
Democrats stress the need for nuclear disarmament to spur nonproliferation while Republicans argue for maintaining a strong nuclear deterrent.
Nathan Robb, a political analyst at the Consulate General of Japan in New York, writes about the discussions between South Korean, Japanese, and American envoys on North Korean nuclear affairs. Japan has reservations about negotiating with the North Koreans when they have not acknowledged the abduction of dozens of Japanese civilians from 1979 to 1983.
Ray Takeyh discusses the Bush administration’s “hopelessly defective” strategies to mitigate the Iranian nuclear program and offers an alternative.
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