• May 28, 2010

    FISSILE MATERIAL
    North Korea to Suspend Naval Hot Line With South
    NY Times by Choe Sang-hun

    UN experts say NKorea is exporting nuke technology
    AP by Edith M. Lederer

    Diplomats say Iran removed equipment
    WP by George Jahn (AP)

    U.S. plans for Middle East missile shield take shape
    Reuters by Adam Entous and Jim Wolf

    Nuclear Nonproliferation Conference Faces Possible Collapse on Final Day
    GSN by Elaine M. Grossman

  • May 28, 2010

     

     
    By Sarah Bulley
     
    A leaked UN report disclosed the fact that North Korea is exporting nuclear technology to Iran, Myanmar, and Syria, in direct violation of UN Security Council sanctions. The Associated Press, which obtained the report on Thursday, states that the seven-member panel convened to monitor North Korean sanctions found evidence that the North Korean regime was using a number of tactics to evade detection:
     
    The experts said an analysis of the four North Korean attempts to illegally export arms revealed that Pyongyang used "a number of masking techniques" to avoid sanctions. They include providing false descriptions and mislabeling of the contents of shipping containers, falsifying the manifest and information about the origin and destination of the goods, "and use of multiple layers of intermediaries, shell companies, and financial institutions," the panel said.
  • May 27, 2010

    FISSILE MATERIAL
    SKorea holds navy drill; NKorea scraps sea accord
    AP by Kelly Olsen

    China comes to a realisation on Nth Korea
    The Australian by Michael Sainsbury

    Obama redefines national security strategy, looks beyond military might
    WP by Karen DeYoung

    As sanctions loom, is Iran sending peace signals to the US?
    CS Monitor by Scott Peterson

    Russia says Iran was deaf to its nuclear proposals
    Reuters by Dmitry Solovyov

  • May 26, 2010

     

    By Oliver Bloom

     

    The New York Times recently came out with an article about a secret directive signed by General David Petraeus that
     
    authorizes the sending of American Special Operations troops to both friendly and hostile nations in the Middle East, Central Asia and the Horn of Africa to gather intelligence and build ties with local forces. Officials said the order also permits reconnaissance that could pave the way for possible military strikes in Iran if tensions over its nuclear ambitions escalate.
  • May 26, 2010

    FISSILE MATERIAL
    North Korea severs all ties with rival South Korea
    AP by Hyung-jin Kim

    Ahmadinejad urges Obama to accept nuke swap deal
    AP by Ali Akbar Dareini

    Hague reveals nuclear arsenal limit
    The Guardian by UKPA

    US House of Reps trying to block RF-US peaceful atom agt
    ITAR-Tass

    CBO says submarine program will be more expensive than Navy's estimates
    WP by Tony Capaccio (Bloomberg)

  • May 26, 2010

     

     
    By Oliver Bloom
     
    Even as the U.S. Senate debates ratification of the new START agreement and explores the future size and role of the American nuclear arsenal, a new force has emerged as a possible check on U.S. arsenal size. Long-term budget deficits and the ever-increasing size of the U.S. national debt may force the United States to radically restructure both its social safety net and its defense posture.
  • May 25, 2010

    FISSILE MATERIAL
    Pentagon and U.N. Chief Put New Pressure on N. Korea
    NY Times by David E. Sanger and Thom Shanker

    Experts say Iran nuclear deal is technically impossible
    Yahoo! News by AP

    Consensus on Disarmament Eludes International Nuclear Conference
    Global Security Newswire by Elaine M. Grossman

    U.S. Is Said to Expand Secret Actions in Mideast
    NY Times by Mark Mazzetti

    Utah's lone congressional dem warns against nuclear weapons testing
    Salt Lake Tribune

  • May 25, 2010

    Today's debate between Scott Sagan and Keith Payne will be live streamed, view below.

  • May 25, 2010

    By Oliver Bloom

    Yesterday, the Hudson Institute’s Center for Political-Military Analysis and the Partnership for a Secure America held a conference entitled “The NPT Review Conference: Where Do We Stand?” The conference was co-chaired by Richard Weitz, Senior Fellow and Director of the Center for Political-Military Analysis at the Hudson Institute, and Joy Drucker, Executive Director of the Partnership for a Secure America. The two were joined by Deepti Choubey, Deputy Director of the Nuclear Policy Program at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, Christopher Ford, Senior Fellow and Director of the Center for Technology and Global Security at the Hudson Institute, and Daryl Kimball, Executive Director of the Arms Control Association. Rather than predict the outcome of the NPT Review Conference, the panelists instead each offered their own commentary on how to frame the conference and how to gauge the results, before taking questions from the audience.

  • May 24, 2010

    FISSILE MATERIAL
    Tehran gives fuel swap offer to IAEA
    AP by George Jahn

    U.S. Backs South Korea in Cutting Trade With the North
    NY Times by Choe Sang-hun and Mark Landler

    Israel's Peres denies South Africa nuclear weapons deal
    BBC News

    Moscow makes gains in Iran deal as U.S. lifts sanctions against Russia
    WP by Colum Lynch and Glenn Kessler

    Russia postpones Bulava missile tests until November
    RIA Novosti

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