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Obama "will need public support to achieve nuclear goal" after Nobel prize

Barack Obama's Nobel Peace Prize "is a just and fitting reward for his efforts in placing multilateral nuclear disarmament at the heart of the international agenda," said Paul Ingram, Executive Director of the British American Security Information Council (BASIC). "President Obama opened a window of opportunity, but achieving the goal of a world without nuclear weapons will take active leadership not just by politicians but by society as a whole."

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Iran update: number 137

Summary

  • P5+1 Talks in Geneva: apparent breakthrough
  • Iran admits to developing covert nuclear enrichment plant
  • Iranian and US bi-lateral diplomacy receives boost
  • US officials says Iran has enriched enough nuclear fuel for eventual bomb
  • Obama changes missile defense plans
  • Malaysian middlemen accused of smuggling US military equipment and technology to Iran

 

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Two missed opportunities for GTZ during the presidential debate

The first US Presidential debate between senators John McCain and Barack Obama was supposed to be the big chance for the candidates to showcase their foreign policy visions and differences. Unfortunately, both candidates missed two opportunities within the debate to mention their vision for a world without nuclear weapons. It's actually one issue that both of them seem to agree on, at least in a general way.

Top UK group backs nuclear disarmament

Senior politicians and former generals call for a wider nuclear debate

Senior UK politicians and former generals have set up a group to push for multilateral nuclear disarmament and non-proliferation, the group's convener announced in Washington today.

The cross-party group is made up of almost all of the former senior ministers of foreign affairs and defence over the last two decades and includes three former defence chiefs who served during that time.

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Senior UK parliamentarians to discuss nuclear nonproliferation and disarmament

Cross-party delegation will talk with their US counterparts.

From next Tuesday (8 September 2009), the most senior cross-party parliamentary delegation focused on nuclear disarmament and non-proliferation ever to visit Washington will be holding talks with key Senators and administration officials. Their meetings come at a critical and timely juncture with:

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Iran update: number 136

The Shadow NATO Summit: Options for NATO - pressing the reset button on the strategic concept

NATO officials, civil society and policy experts gathered to examine the organization’s future and explore how civil society groups and parliamentarians could advance NATO-related policies and actions.

This event was organized by NATO Watch, BASIC, Bertelsmann-Stiftung, and ISIS-Europe, with support from the Marmot Charitable Trust.

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