Nuclear Conference in Korea Collides With U.S. Election
Mark Landler, New York Times – March 27, 2012
Politics, diplomats like to say, stops at the water’s edge. But this week, the politics of the presidential election crashed into a nuclear security summit half a world away.
North Korea: Odd Man Out, Yet Everywhere
Ben Feller, Associated Press – March 26, 2012
The White House called North Korea the odd man out. President Barack Obama counted it back in
Bland Nuclear Summit Communique Seeks “Safer World”
Reuters – March 27, 2012
World leaders gathered in Seoul for a two-day nuclear security summit released a bland statement on Tuesday reaffirming the need to work harder to ensure a “safer world for all”.
Iran Nuclear Talks Likely Next Month: Diplomats
Reuters – March 27, 2012
Iran and six world powers are expected to resume in the next few weeks long-stalled talks about the Islamic state’s disputed nuclear program, diplomatic sources said on Tuesday
The False Debate About Attacking Iran
Nicholas Kristof, New York Times – March 24, 2012
I wonder if we in the news media aren’t inadvertently leaving the impression that there is a genuine debate among experts about whether an Israeli military strike on Iran makes sense this year.
Israel Sees New Advantage in Iron Dome Anti-Missile System
Sheera Frenkel, McClatchy Newspapers – March 26, 2012
Israel’s newest weapon sits squarely along the border of this southern Israeli town. The Iron Dome, a rocket interception system built by Israel, guards many of the cities that lie within the range of rockets fired by Palestinian militants in the Gaza Strip.
Defining Nuclear Security in Face of Modern Threats
NPR – March 26, 2012
Speaking in South Korea, President Barack Obama said that the U.S. can further reduce its nuclear arsenal, while maintaining its security. Some insist that a credible nuclear deterrent requires a sizeable stockpile of weapons
Obama Says Threat of Nuclear Weapons Remains
Ben Feller, Associated Press – March 27, 2012
President Barack Obama said Tuesday the threat of nuclear weapons remains a potent challenge for the globe to confront, telling foreign leaders that “the security of the world depends on the actions that we take.”
Obama: U.S. Can Afford to Have Fewer Nukes
Peter Maer, CBS News – March 26, 2012
Setting the tone for a nuclear security summit, President Obama reiterated Monday his call for a world without nuclear weapons.