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  1. Report: 17 Myths About the India Nuclear Deal

    In 1974, when India conducted its first nuclear weapon test, no country was more surprised than the United States. The only nuclear explosive material India had on hand was plutonium, and the plutonium had been made in a Canadian-supplied reactor that Ind ...

  2. What's 'Cheating' in Farsi?

    Iran has just revealed that for more than a decade it has been running secret programs to produce plutonium and enriched uranium- the two materials that fuel atomic bombs. After months of being squeezed by the International Atomic Energy Agency, Iran fina ...

  3. Plutonium Plunder: Nuclear Smuggling is on the Rise

    This summer, the German police are suddenly reporting a flood of nuclear smuggling cases. Small amounts of nuclear material have leaked out of the former Soviet Bloc since 1991, but these latest reports are unprecedented. For the first time, more than hal ...

  4. The Mullahs and the Bomb

    With much fanfare, and the reluctant endorsement of the Bush administration, Iran has vowed to suspend its controversial effort to produce enriched uranium- which can be used as fuel in nuclear weapons- and to clear up a host of suspicions about its nucle ...

  5. Brazil's Nuclear Puzzle

    Brazil is planning to commission later this year a uranium enrichment plant that, if configured to do so, could fuel several nuclear weapons annually. As a member of the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty (NPT), Brazil has promised not to make such weapons an ...

  6. How Close Is Iran to Acquiring Nuclear Weapons and What Has the World Done to Slow Iran's Progress?

    The assessment of my organization is that Iran will have limited nuclear weapon "breakout" capability by the end of this year, meaning the ability to produce fuel for one or more nuclear weapons in a short time. To be clear, this doesn't me ...

  7. Iran's Nuclear Program

    In mid-September, the International Atomic Energy Agency gave Iran a deadline. By October 31, Iran is supposed to come clean about its nuclear program. Iran is supposed to explain the traces of highly enriched uranium found at the Natanz site, where Iran ...

  8. Responding to Iran's Nuclear Challenge

    First, I should say that our best opportunity to stop, or at least slow down Iran's nuclear progress was in the late 1980s and early 1990s, when the Pakistani scientist A.Q. Khan was supplying the foundation for Iran's present centrifuge program ...

  9. The Impact of U.S.-India Cooperation on Iran

    In July 2005, the Bush administration announced an agreement for full civil nuclear cooperation with India, which would have the effect of recognizing India as a de facto nuclear weapon state. The deal, which would also include sharing U.S. space technolo ...

  10. An Assessment of Europe's Leadership Confronting the Iranian Nuclear Challenge

    Since the autumn of 2003, when the scope of Iran's illicit nuclear activities became public, Britain, France and Germany (the "E3") have led negotiations aimed at limiting the scope of Iran's nuclear program. For several years, this di ...

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