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Audio

U.S. Nuclear Weapons Policy: Report of a CFR-Sponsored Independent Task Force (Audio)

Speakers: William J. Perry and Brent Scowcroft
Presider: Jackson Diehl

Listen to the co-chairs of the CFR-sponsored independent task force on U.S. nuclear weapons policy outline their recommendations on how to ensure the safety, security, and reliability of the U.S. deterrent nuclear force, prevent nuclear terrorism and strengthen the nuclear nonproliferation regime.

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Expert Brief

Assessing Motives in Tehran

Author: Frank Procida

As American policymakers and foreign policy experts argue over the proper reaction to Iran's apparent quest for nuclear weapons, CFR's Intelligence Fellow Frank Procida asks whether the West should be so sure weaponization is in the offing given its track record on guessing at what motivates Tehran.

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Video

Symposium on the U.S.-Japan Partnership: Session Three: Ensuring Stability in Northeast Asia

Speakers: Elizabeth C. Economy, Sheila A. Smith, Gary Samore, and Hitoshi Tanaka
Presider: Evans J.R. Revere

Watch experts discuss how the United States and Japan can address critical security issues in northeast Asia, including the Six-Party Talks with North Korea.

This session was part of the CFR Symposium on the U.S.-Japan Partnership: An Agenda for Change, cosponsored with the Asahi Shimbun.

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Audio

Symposium on the U.S.-Japan Partnership: Session Three: Ensuring Stability in Northeast Asia (Audio)

Speakers: Elizabeth C. Economy, Sheila A. Smith, Gary Samore, and Hitoshi Tanaka
Presider: Evans J.R. Revere

Listen to experts discuss how the United States and Japan can address critical security issues in northeast Asia, including the Six-Party Talks with North Korea.

This session was part of the CFR Symposium on the U.S.-Japan Partnership: An Agenda for Change, cosponsored with the Asahi Shimbun.

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Interview

Perkovich: If Iran Stone-Walls, Stop Trying to Negotiate

George R. Perkovich interviewed by Bernard Gwertzman

George Perkovich, an expert on Iran's nuclear program, says the United States and its negotiating partners should set a deadline for Iran to agree to negotiations on suspending its nuclear enrichment program. If Iran still refuses to talk, he says, the negotiators should pull all previous incentive offers from the table and seek tougher sanctions.

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Must Read

FEER: U.S.-Japan Ties

Author: Nathan Robb

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.

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