Director General Yukiya Amano discusses the role and responsibility of the IAEA, as well as the need for international cooperation to ensure the safety of nuclear power and technology.
This meeting was the annual David A. Morse Lecture.
Venezuela’s stepped-up efforts to develop nuclear power and tighten its bonds with Iran require a firm but deft diplomatic response from the Obama administration, write CFR’s Joel Hirst and Jonathan Pearl.
Iran’s fueling of the Bushehr reactor is a reminder of ongoing concerns about the country’s nuclear intentions. Negotiations with Iran on a broad set of issues, though unlikely, might be the best path, says CFR’s Emma Belcher.
Though a new IAEA report adds to concerns about Iran’s nuclear program and U.S. opposition to the program is warranted, there’s no clear proof that the country is pursuing weapons or would act belligerently if it succeeded, says CFR’s Matthew Fuhrmann.
CFR’s John Bellinger expects the U.S. Senate to approve the START nuclear arms treaty with Russia this year and urges says the Obama administration to more actively pursue other treaties, including the Law of the Sea.
CFR’s Stephen Sestanovich says Russian President Dmitry Medvedev’s meetings in Silicon Valley represent the most interesting development of his U.S. trip, which culminates with a Washington summit where a host of issues will be discussed, including the new START treaty.
Members of the CFR-sponsored Independent Task Force on U.S. Policy Toward the Korean Peninsula discuss the findings and recommendations of the report.
This Task Force is made possible in part by generous support from the Korea Foundation.