2006- Story Archives
Posted: October 16, 2006
The North Korean Nuclear Test:
Regional and International Implications [PDF format]
CNS experts took part in a panel discussion on the recent events on the Korean peninsula and what the future may hold for the international community and the nonproliferation regime.
Image: Kim Jong Il posing with a Korean People's Army unit.
Posted: October 10, 2006
CNS Analysis of North Korea Nuclear Test Claim [PDF format]
CNS experts report on the technical specifications of North Korea's test as well as initial reaction from the international community.
(For more North Korea related items see the North Korea Special Section.)
Image: DPRK Television news anchor announces the October 9th nuclear test.
Updated: September 8, 2006
Central Asian States Establish Nuclear-Weapon-Free-Zone Despite U.S. Opposition
- Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan signed a treaty establishing a Central Asian Nuclear-Weapon-Free-Zone on September 8, 2006. While not perfect, the treaty merits support as a commitment to nuclear nonproliferation and disarmament.
Image: First Soviet nuclear test.
Posted: August 22, 2006
The Oslo Symposium: On The Road To HEU Minimization
- The technical workshop concluded that HEU conversion is possible in most cases, that there are no future HEU needs, and current conversion programs have been quite successful. Policymakers, however, disagreed on a path forward, despite HEU terrorism threats and conversion desirability.
Image: Nobel Center, Oslo Symposium Venue.
Posted: July 26, 2006
CNS Analysis of the Russian Government's White Paper on WMD Nonproliferation
- For the first time in over a decade, the Russian government has published a White Paper on Nonproliferation, which seeks to present a detailed overview of Russia's policy and initiatives in that area.
Image: Russian flag [Src: cia.gov]
Posted: June 2, 2006
Iran's Nuclear Impasse: Give Negotiations A Chance
- As direct negotiations between the United States and Iran may finally
materialize, it is critical to remember that armed conflict is both unnecessary
and would be mutually destructive.
Image: Ali Larijani with Javier Solana.
Posted: May 31, 2006
Mohamed ElBaradei Calls for a New Global Security Landscape
- Dr. Mohamed ElBaradei spoke in Monterey on May 30, 2006. During his conversation with Dr. William Potter, Dr. ElBaradei highlighted many key issues and challenges facing the nuclear nonproliferation regime today.
Image: Dr. Mohamed ElBaradei.
Posted: March 21, 2006
North Korean Ballistic Missile Capabilities (PDF format)
A new special report from CNS answers key questions about North Korea's ballistic missiles and presents estimates of their missile capabilities.
Image: Hwasong missiles on display.
Posted: March 2, 2006
Nonproliferation Issues Raised by U.S.-India Nuclear Deal
- The March 2 agreement on US-India nuclear cooperation has raised a number of concerns that require further attention, especially with regards to its effect on the international nonproliferation regime.
Image: Bush and Singh.
Posted: February 17, 2006
Two CNS analysts, one from South Africa and one from Russia, give their perspectives on the Iranian nuclear crisis.
- • Defusing The Iranian Nuclear Crisis: A Carrot and Stick Approach
Jean duPreez examines the potential consequences of the IAEA Board decision to report the issue to the U.N. Security Council, with a particular focus on Iran's reactions, and argues that a diplomatic solution along the lines of the Six-Party talks is needed or the crisis is likely to spiral out of control.
• Prospects of Russian Mediation of the Iranian Nuclear Crisis
Nikolai Sokov analyzes the Russian position vis-a-vis Iran, and predicts the policies Moscow is likely to adopt under various scenarios.
Image: Putin and Ahmadinejad [Src: ITAR-TASS]
Posted: January 26, 2006
Space Conflict or Space Cooperation?
- U.S. defense policy assumes space weapon deployment is the answer to the vulnerability of space assets. However, "cooperative engagement" with possible rivals in space, and steering programs toward U.S. interests may be an equally viable option.
Image: ISS and shuttle [Src: NASA]
Posted: January 20, 2006
Chronology of Key Events Related to the Implementation of IAEA Safeguards in Iran
- The IAEA Board of Governors looks set to discuss the Iran nuclear issue at a meeting scheduled for February 2. CNS has prepared a detailed chronology of key events in the IAEA examination of the scope and nature of Iran's nuclear program from June 2003 to the present.
Image: Bushehr, Iran Satellite Photo [Src: Space Imaging]
- Libya and Nonproliferation - December 24
- Controversy in Germany: Siemens Sale of MOX Plant to China - December 12
- Russian Submarine Dismantlement Issues - December 3
- The Basics of Chemical and Biological Weapons Detectors - November 24
- The Historical Roots of Current Terrorist Tactics and Methods - November 21
- First Committee 2003 - November 3
- Congressional Debate on Nuclear Weapons Policy: From the Nuclear Brink to the Slippery Slope - October 27
- China's Manned Space Program: Trajectory and Motivations - October 6
- The Democratic Presidential Candidates on WMD Proliferation and International Security - September 24
- Third Conference on CTBT Entry into Force Adjourns - September 17
- What to Expect from the Six-Party Talks on the Korean Nuclear Crisis - August 25
- Exploring Linkages among Missile Proliferation, Missile Defense, and Space Security - August 14
- Radioactive Cesium Seizure in Thailand: Riddled with Uncertainties - July 17
- Proliferation Security Initiative to Stem Flow of WMD Matériel - July 16
- Iran Rebuked for Failing to Comply with IAEA Safeguards - June 18
- What's Behind U.S. Nonproliferation Sanctions Against Norinco? - May 30
- New Nuclear Weapons? - May 28
- 2003 NPT Preparatory Committee: "Business as Usual? - May 7
- South Korean Electoral Politics and Seoul's Position on the North Korean Nuclear Crisis - April 28
- Little-Known Commercial Enterprise Seeks to Take Over Russian Plutonium Disposition - April 27
- North Korean Cruise Missile Tests--and Iraqi Cruise Missile Attacks--Raise Troubling Questions for Missile Defenses - April 21
- North Korea's Withdrawal From the NPT: A Reality Check - April 8
- Russian Nuclear Exports to Iran: U.S. Policy Change Needed - March 27
- Will Kirkuk's Oil Fields Burn? - March 21
- Smallpox: Threat, Vaccine, and US Policy (Part VI) - March 10
- Disarming Iraq by Force: WMD Stakes and Scenarios - March 10
- Smallpox: Threat, Vaccine, and US Policy (Part V) - February 17
- Russia's Views On the Crisis in Iraq - February 17
- Smallpox: Threat, Vaccine, and US Policy (Part IV) - February 3
- Study Details Steps To Reduce Dirty Bomb Threat - January 13
- Smallpox: Threat, Vaccine, and US Policy (Part III) - January 13
- Smallpox: Threat, Vaccine, and U.S. Policy (Parts I & II) - January 6
- Limiting the Contribution of the Scientific Literature to the BW Threat - December 16, 2002
- North Korea Lifts the Freeze on Its Nuclear Program - December 16, 2002
- Biosecurity Measures for Preventing Bioterrorism - November 25, 2002
- Renewed Efforts to Strengthen the BTWC - November 11, 2002
- The Moscow Theater Hostage Crisis: Incapacitants and Chemical Warfare - November 4, 2002
- Outlook for the Resumed BWC Fifth Review Conference - November 4, 2002
- When Did WMD Deals Between Pyongyang and Islamabad Begin? - October 28, 2002
- Collapse of the Agreed Framework? - October 21, 2002
- U.N. First Committee Grapples with Peace and Security Issues - October 14, 2002
- U.N. Study on Disarmament and Nonproliferation Education Presented to the General Assembly - October 7, 2002
- Central Asian States Achieve Breakthrough on Nuclear Weapon-Free Zone Treaty - September 30, 2002
- "Suitcase Nukes": A Reassessment - September 23, 2002
- Cuba's Accession to the NPT: A Step Toward Strengthening the Nuclear Nonproliferation Regime - September 16, 2002
- John Wolf Interview: Details on G-8 Global Partnership Against the Spread of WMD - September 9, 2002
- "Dirty Bomb" Threat Awakens Dormant Disarmament Conference - August 26, 2002
- The 10 plus 10 over 10 Initiative: A Promising Start, But Little Substance So Far - August 12, 2002
- Conflicting Evidence Revives "Yellow Rain" Controversy - August 5, 2002
- Public Health Experts Comment on Analysis of the 1971 Smallpox Outbreak in the Soviet Union - July 29, 2002
- China's Space Capabilities and the Strategic Logic of Anti-Satellite Weapons - July 22, 2002
- Legislative Response to Potential Bioterrorist Threat - July 8, 2002
- Russian Floating Nuclear Reactors - Proliferation Risks - June 24, 2002
- CNS Releases Secret Soviet Smallpox Report - June 17, 2002
- India's Compellance Strategy: Calling Pakistan's Nuclear Bluff Over Kashmir - June 10, 2002
- Renewed U.S. - Russian Controversy Over Nuclear Testing - May 27, 2002
- Anthrax Hoaxes in the United States - May 20, 2002
- "START III": An End Or Beginning of Negotiations - May 13, 2002
- Bulgaria Reaffirms Plan to Destroy SS-23s - May 6, 2002
- NPT 2002 Preparatory Committee Concludes - April 29, 2002
- Space Weapons or Space Arms Control? - April 15, 2002
- Mini-Nuclear Weapons and the U.S. Nuclear Posture Review - April 8, 2002
- The U.S. Nuclear Posture Review and China's Responses - April 1, 2002
- Russian Military Violating Nuclear Safety and Inventory Rules by Shipping Damaged Fuel - March 25, 2002
- Russia Announces Plans to Participate in Research on Vozrozhdeniye Island - March 18, 2002
- Chemical Terrorist Plot in Rome? - March 11, 2002
- Greater Attention Pledged to Russian Triad's Naval Leg - March 4, 2002
- The Status of North Korea's Nuclear Inspections - February 24, 2002
- Russia to Lease Two Nuclear Submarines to India - February 18, 2002
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