Archive for August, 2011

A Troubling Lesson From Libya: Don’t Give Up Nukes<p></p>By Reza Sanati

A Troubling Lesson From Libya: Don’t Give Up Nukes

By Reza Sanati

Of all the lessons to draw from the ignoble end to Muammar Qaddafi’s brutal regime in Libya, the one about nuclear weapons proliferation is probably not the...

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International Day Against Nuclear Tests: Translating Words Into Action<p></p>By Daryl G. Kimball

International Day Against Nuclear Tests: Translating Words Into Action

By Daryl G. Kimball

August 29, 2011 is the second official International Day Against Nuclear Tests. It coincides with the 20th anniversary of the historic events that led to the closure...

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US Says Libya’s Yellowcake, Mustard Agent Secure

US Says Libya’s Yellowcake, Mustard Agent Secure

WASHINGTON — The United States said Thursday that Libya’s stockpiles of mustard agent and uranium yellowcake — potential ingredients for chemical and...

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Laser Advances in Nuclear Fuel Stir Terror Fear

Laser Advances in Nuclear Fuel Stir Terror Fear

Scientists have long sought easier ways to make the costly material known as enriched uranium — the fuel of nuclear reactors and bombs, now produced only in giant...

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Securing Ghaddafi’s Chemical and Nuclear Materials<p></p>By Patricia Morris

Securing Ghaddafi’s Chemical and Nuclear Materials

By Patricia Morris

On August 21, the Libyan opposition forces stormed the capital, Tripoli, and took control of President Ghaddafi’s compound.  The war is not over, as Ghaddafi...

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North Korea Is Said to Weigh Nuclear Test Moratorium

North Korea Is Said to Weigh Nuclear Test Moratorium

MOSCOW — The North Korean leader, Kim Jong-il, has agreed to consider a moratorium on nuclear weapons tests and production, and said he would return to stalled...

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To Russia, With Love? <p></p>By Greg Thielmann

To Russia, With Love?

By Greg Thielmann

Last week’s 20th anniversary commemorations of the 1991 Soviet coup attempt prompted some personal reflections on other events affecting relations between Washington...

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Secrets in the Sand <p></p>By Page van der Linden

Secrets in the Sand

By Page van der Linden

In 1996, as soon as it was published, I read Dark Sun: The Making of the Hydrogen Bomb, by Richard Rhodes. The book is a must-read for anyone interested in an example...

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Atomic Test Ban Crucial to Nuke Free World By Taro Ichikawa

Atomic Test Ban Crucial to Nuke Free World By Taro Ichikawa

When the world commemorates the International Day against Nuclear Tests for the second time on August 29, it would have reasons to rejoice at the progress made toward...

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North Korea Poised For Nuclear Weapon Test Next Year

North Korea Poised For Nuclear Weapon Test Next Year

North Korea will conduct another nuclear weapons test within 12 months, according to senior US sources with access to Washington’s intelligence assessments.

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