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– General John Shalikashvili
former Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff
April 2009 Bibliography
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Of Special Interest

Blechman, Barry, Unblocking the Road to Zero: Perspectives of Advanced Nuclear Nations, The Henry L. Stimson Center, March 2009.

The International Crisis Group, "North Korea's Missile Launch: The Risks of Overreaction," March 31, 2009.

Joseph, Jofi, "Renew the Drive for CTBT Ratification," The Washington Quarterly, April 2009.

Medvedev, Dmitry A., "Building Russian-U.S. Bonds," The Washington Post, March 31, 2009.

The Washington Institute for Near East Policy, Preventing a Cascade of Instability: U.S. Engagement to Check Iranian Nuclear Progress, March 2009.

I. Strategic Arms

Acton, James, The Problem with Nuclear Mind Reading, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace Proliferation Analysis, February-March 2009.

Andreasen, Steve, "Can U.S. Russia Reset the Nuclear Button," Mercury News, March 25, 2009.

Bagley, Roger, "MPs Launch Attack on Weapons Decision," Morning Star, March 10, 2009.

Baker, Peter and Cooper, Helene, "U.S. and Russia to Consider Reductions of Nuclear Arsenals in Talks for New Treaty," The New York Times, March 31, 2009.

Cloud, David S., "Obama, Medvedev to Open Missile Talks," Politico, March 31, 2009.

Crichton, Torcuil, "UK's New Nuclear Missiles Might Not Fit into £20bn Trident Submarines," The Herald, March 19, 2009.

Croft, Adrian, "UK Panel Raises Doubts about Nuclear Submarine Plan," Forbes, March 18, 2009.

Kramer, Andrew E., "Veterans of U.S. Diplomacy Try to Revive Nuclear Arms Talks with Russia, The New York Times, March 19, 2009.

Garman, Joss, "UK's Nuclear Arsenal - Time to Disarm," The Ecologist, March 10, 2009.

Global Security Newswire, "British Lawmakers Protest Timing of Trident Decision," March 12, 2009.

Kralev, Nicholas, "U.S., Russia Aim to Cut Nukes," The Washington Times, March 9, 2009.

Nagorski, Andrew, "Obama's 50-50 Russia Strategy," Newsweek, March 28, 2009.

Office of the Secretary of Defense, Military Power of the People's Republic of China 2009, March 2009.

RIA Novosti, "Russia's Submarine Fleet has 60 Vessels in Active Service," March, 19, 2009.

Weir, Fred, "A New Cuban Missile Crisis? Russia Eyes Bomber Bases in Latin America," The Christian Science Monitor, March 15, 2009.

II. Nuclear Proliferation

Curtis, Jessicah, "Brazil Flips the Switch on Uranium Enrichment Plant," The Huffington Post, March 2, 2009.

Gorman, Siobhan, "Iran, Syria Got Indirect U.S. Nuclear Aid," The Wall Street Journal, March 31, 2009.

Rene Beres, Louis, "Reconsidering Israel's Nuclear Ambiguity," Haaretz, March 6, 2009.

Russell, James A., "Prospects for Escalation and Nuclear War in the Middle East," French Institute for International Relations Security Studies Center, March 2009.

Iran

Associated Press, "Iran Seeking to Purchase Carbon Fiber," March 12, 2009.

Agence France-Presse, "Iran Says Nuclear Plant to Start Operating by Aug 22," March 10, 2009.

Baker, Peter, "Obama Offered Deal to Russia in Secret Letter," The New York Times, March 2, 2009.

Crail, Peter, "Iran's Nuclear Program: The Risk of the 'Known Unknown'," World Politics Review, March 4, 2009.

Cummins, Chip and Solomon, Jay, "U.S. Further Ramps Up Contact with Iran," The Wall Street Journal, March 21, 2009.

Dombey, Daniel, "US Urged to Take Tough Iran Sanctions," The Financial Times, March 1, 2009.

Finn, Peter, "U.S., Israel Disagree on Iran Arms Threat," The Washington Post, March 11, 2009.

Goldberg, Jeffrey, "Netanyahu to Obama: Stop Iran-Or I Will," The Atlantic, March 31, 2009

Halevi, Yossi Klein, "Bibi and Barack Can Unite on Iran," The Wall Street Journal, March 31, 2009.

Heinrich, Mark, "Six Powers Commit to 'Direct Diplomacy' with Iran," Reuters, March 3, 2009.

Kramer, David J., "No 'Grand Bargain'," The Washington Post, March 6, 2009, page A15.

Lake, Eli, "U.S. to Maintain Pressure on Guards," The Washington Times, March 31, 2009.

Middle East Online, "Saudi Urges Joint Arab Strategy on Iran," March 3, 2009.

Nasseri, Ladane, "Iran Rejects U.K. Pressure to End Uranium Enrichment Program," Bloomberg, March 18, 2009.

Sadjadpour, Karim, "Iranian Political and Nuclear Realities and U.S. Policy Options," Carnegie Endowment for International Peace Proliferation Analysis, March 3, 2009.

Sadjadpour, Karim, "Should the U.S. Go to Any Lengths to Prevent a Nuclear Iran?," Carnegie Endowment for International Peace Proliferation Analysis, March 25, 2009.

Shanker, Thom, "U.S. Says Iran Has Material for an Atomic Bomb," The New York Times, March 1, 2009.

U.S. Mission to International Organizations in Vienna, "Statement on behalf of China, France, Germany, Russia, the United Kingdom and the United States," March 3, 2009.

Zabarenko, Deborah, "Pentagon's Gates says Iran 'Not Close' to Nuclear Weapon," Reuters, March 1, 2009.

North Korea

Agence France-Presse, "Spy Agencies Believe NKorea has Nuke Warheads," March 30, 2009.

BBC News, "China Talks for U.S. N. Korea Envoy," March 3, 2009.

Beck, Peter M., Can We Reach a Nuclear Deal with North Korea? Nautilus Institute, March 19, 2009.

Kessler, Glenn, "Envoy's Status Raises Eyebrows," The Washington Post, March 28, 2009.

Kyodo News, "North Korea Miniaturized Nuclear Warheads for Rodong Missiles," March 31, 2009.

Reuters, "North Korea Slows Disablement Pace Further - Kyodo," March 17, 2009.

Sanders, Sol, "Enough talk: Time At Last to Meet the N. Korean Challenge," World Tribune, March 30, 2009

Sung-ki, Jung, "Pyongyang Removed 75% of Spent Fuel Rods," The Korea Times, March 15, 2009.

Pakistan

Farkas, Evelyn N., "Pakistan and Nuclear Proliferation," The Boston Globe, March 5, 2009.

Global Security Newswire, "U.S. Lawmakers Pressure Pakistan to Allow Access to Nuclear Smuggler," March 13, 2009.

Syria

Associated Press, "Iran Defector Tipped Syrian Nuke Plans," March 19, 2009.

Global Security Newswire, "Syria Offers to Mediate Iran Nuclear Crisis," March 19, 2009.

Heinrich, Mark, "Evidence mounts of Syrian Nuclear Cover-up: U.S.," Reuters, March 4, 2009.

III. Nonproliferation

Grossman, Elaine M., "U.S. Advisory Panel Seeks 'Next Generation' of Cooperative Threat Reduction," Global Security Newswire, March 9, 2009.

Heinrich, Mark, "IAEA Approves Extra Nuclear Inspection Pact for India," Reuters, March 4, 2009.

Kubani, Samuel, "Iran, Syria in Spotlight of UN Nuclear Watchdog," Agence France-Presse, March 2, 2009.

Nuclear Engineering International, "IAEA Nuclear Fuel Bank Moves Step Closer, Says ElBaradei," March 3, 2009.

Ronen, Gil, "Israel: Nuke-Free Zone in Middle East? Only With Peace," Israel National News, March 15, 2009.

Scientific American, "Nuclear Testing is an Acceptable Risk for Arms Control," March 2009.

The Earth Times, "Nuclear Free Zone in Central Asia Enters into Force Saturday," March 20, 2009.

The Economic Times, "No Uranium Sales Unless India Signs NPT: Australia," March 19, 2009.

The Telegraph, "Gordon Brown Calls for Efforts Towards a World Free from Nuclear Weapons," March 17, 2009.

Tirone, Jonathan, "Buffet-Backed Atomic Fuel Bank Founders at UN Agency," Bloomberg, March 5, 2009.

IV. Missiles and Missile Defense

BBC News, "Czechs Halt US Missile Treaties," March 18, 2009.

Chang, Jae-Soon, "UN Agencies: NKorea Plans April Satellite Launch," Associated Press, March 12, 2009.

Daniel, Douglass K., "Gates Says US Can Do Nothing about NKorean Missile," Associated Press, March 29, 2009.

Keinon, Herb, and Lappin, Yaakov, "Israel Downplays S-300 Sale to Iran," The Jerusalem Post, March 18, 2009.

Kralev, Nicholas, "Japan Wants Payback if N. Korea Launches," The Washington Times, March 19, 2009.

Lucas, Ryan, "Polish Leader: Missile Defense Should Go Ahead," Associated Press, March 8, 2009.

Parry, Richard Lloyd, "Japan Prepares for First Use of 'Son of Star Wars' Missile Defence," The Times, March 4, 2009.

Pincus, Walter, "U.S. Could Hit N. Korean Missile, Says Commander," The Washington Post, March 20, 2009, page A09.

Reuters, "Clinton Says Missile Shield to Protect from Iran," March 3, 2009.

Reuters, "Poland Hopes to Complete U.S. Shield Talks in April," March 12, 2009.

RIA Novosti, "Iran Says First Satellite Successfully Completes Mission," March 19, 2009.

Tae-Hoon, Lee, "'NK Exported 1,000 Missiles to Middle East'," The Korea Times, March 5, 2009.

Thai-Indian News, "India Plans Radars in Space to Boost Missile Defence System," March 9, 2009.

The Hindu, "Missile Defense Shield: India to Test Interceptor on Friday," March 5, 2009.

Varner, Bill, "North Korean Satellite Would Threaten Regional Peace, Ban Says," Bloomberg, March 12, 2009.

Wolf, Jim, "Pentagon in 'Intense Review' of Europe Missile Shield," Reuters, March 18, 2009.

V. Chemical and Biological Arms

Drogin, Bob, "Anthrax Hoaxes Pile Up, As Does Their Cost," Los Angeles Times, March 8, 2009.

Global Security Newswire, "Science Groups Counter WMD Panel's Prescription for Stemming Biological Threats," March 13, 2009.

Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons, "Meeting of the Open-Ended Working Group on Terrorism," March 31, 2009.

VI. Conventional Arms

Abdullaev, Nabi, "Libya Buys 3 Missile Boats From Russia," Defense News, March 11, 2009.

Agence France-Presse, "U.S. Approves Sale of Anti-Sub Planes to India," March 17, 2009.

Associated Press, "U.N. Begins Work to Outline 1st Treaty to Restrict Conventional Arms Trade," March 2, 2009.

Charbonneau, Louis, "U.N. Committee Accuses Iran of Violating Arms Embargo," Reuters, March 10, 2009.

Donnelly, John M., "Ban on Exports of Most Cluster Bombs Becomes Law as Part of Omnibus," Congressional Quarterly Politics, March 11, 2009.

Jennings, Ralph, "U.S. Declines to Sell F-16 Fighter Jets to Taiwan: MP," Reuters, March 10, 2009.

Lt. General Robert G. Gard Jr. (USA, Ret.), "Past Time to Join the Landmine Treaty," The Huffington Post, March 18, 2009.

Mahdawi, Dalia, "Israel to Hand Over Cluster Bomb Maps - Israeli Media," The Daily Star, March 6, 2009.

RIA Novosti, "Kazakhstan, Russia Sign Contract on S-300 Air Defense Systems," March 4, 2009.

Tran, Pierre, "France to Double Arms Spending in 2009," Defense News, March 17, 2009.

Wander, Andrew, "US Donates $1.5 Million for Removing Ordnance as Cluster Bomb Kills Civilian," The Daily Star, March 20, 2009.

Weitz, Richard, "Global Insights: Chinese Arms Sales Worry Washington," World Politics Review, March 17, 2009.

VII. U.S. Policy

Agence France-Presse, "US Congress Moves to Reaffirm Taiwan Defense," March 19, 2009.

Government Accountability Office, NNSA and DOD Need to More Effectively Manage the Stockpile Life Extension Program, March 2009.

The United Arab Emirates Nuclear Program and Proposed U.S. Nuclear Cooperation, March 10, 2009.

Pincus, Walter, "Nuclear Security Official Hints at Leaner, Less Costly Weapons Complex," The Washington Post, March 24, 2009, page A11.

Reuters, "Senator Seeks to Ratify Nuclear Test Ban Pact," March 27, 2009.

VIII. Space

Dinerman, Taylor, "Space Weapons: Soft Power Versus Soft Politics," The Space Review, March 2, 2009.

RIA Novosti, "N.Korea Joins Space Treaty, Convention - Russian Ministry Source," March 12, 2009.

Ross, Sherwood, "Unchecked Race to Militarize Space Increasing Risk of Accidental Nuclear War," Ashin Metacarra, March 31, 2009.

Russia Today, "Russia Developing Anti-Satellite Weapons," March 5, 2009.

IX. Other

Associated Press, "U.N. Agency Needs More Funding to Tackle Extremist Groups with Nuclear Weapons," March 9, 2009.

Blanchard, Christopher and Kerr, Paul, The United Arab Emirates Nuclear Program and Proposed U.S. Nuclear Cooperation, Congressional Research Service, March 10, 2009

Finlay, Brian D., "Insuring" Against WMD Terrorism: How the Insurance Industry Could Become a Key Ally in Preventing a Nuclear 9/11, The Henry L. Stimson Center, March 30, 2009.

Krepon, Michael, "5 Myths About All Those Nukes Out There," The Washington Post, March 1, 2009.

Global Security Newswire, "U.S.-Backed Program Aided Nuclear Efforts in Iran, Syria," March 31, 2009.

Government Accountability Office, Strengthened Oversight Needed to Address Proliferation and Management Challenges in IAEA's Technical Cooperation Program, March 2009.

Hibbs, Mark, "Euratom, Canada Raising Objections to Additional Protocol Implementation," Nuclear Fuels, March 23, 2009.

Rogin, Josh, "GAO Seeks Curbs on Nuclear Assistance Funding to Terrorism Sponsors," Congressional Quarterly Politics, March 31, 2009.