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"I actually have a pretty good collection of Arms Control Today, which I have read throughout my career. It's one of the few really serious publications on arms control issues."
– Gary Samore
Former White House Coordinator for Arms Control and WMD Terrorism
March 2004 Arms Control In Print
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OF SPECIAL INTEREST


U.S. National Academies Committee on U.S.-Russian Cooperation on Nuclear Non-Proliferation and the Russian Academy of Sciences Committee on U.S.-Russian Cooperation on Nuclear Non-Proliferation. Overcoming Impediments to U.S.-Russian Cooperation on Nuclear Non-Proliferation: Report of a Joint Workshop, National Academies Press, 2004, 150 pp.

I. PROLIFERATION

“Proliferation: A World Wide Web of Nuclear Danger,” The Economist, February 28, 2004, pp. 25-27.

Milhollin, Gary and Kelly Motz. “Nukes ‘R’ Us,” The New York Times, March 4, 2004, p. A29.

Parfitt, Tom. “The Nuclear Nightmare,” The London Times, March 3, 2004, p. 7.

LIBYA

Warrick, Joby and Peter Slevin. “Libya’s Disclosures Put Weapons In New Light,” The Washington Post, March 2, 2004, p. A1.

IRAN

Broad, William J. “Uranium Traveled to Iran Via Russia, Inspectors Find,” The New York Times, February 28, 2004, p. A4.

Dinmore, Guy. “U.S. Stalls for 10 Months Over Offer of Talks from Iran,” Financial Times, March 17, 2004, p. 1.

Feinstein, Dianne and Jon Kyl. “Pressure Points: UN Must Urge Iran to Comply With Treaty,” The Washington Times, March 10, 2004, p. 19.

IRAQ

Franklin, Glenn and Rajiv Chandrasekaran. “45 Minutes: Behind the Blair Claim: False Intelligence on the Iraqi Weapons Had Dubious Origins, Fateful Omissions,” The Washington Post, February 29, 2004, p. A16.

Ghattas, Sam F. “Scientist: Iraq Had No Atomic Program,” Philadelphia Inquirer, March 9, 2004.

Nichols, Bill. “U.N. Weapons Inspector Sees Vindication in U.S. Frustration,” USA Today, March 1, 2004, p. 7.

Nichols, Bill. “U.N.: Iraq Had No WMD After 1994,” USA Today, March 2, 2004, p. 1.

NORTH KOREA

Blank, Stephen. “Korea Through the Russian Looking Glass,” The Asia Times, March 3, 2004.

Demick, Barbara. “North Korea’s Use of Chemical Torture Alleged,” The Los Angeles Times, March 3, 2004, p. A3.

Kessler, Glenn. “Bush Signals Patience on North Korea Is Waning,” The Washington Post, March 4, 2004, p. A14.

Hewson, Robert. “Iran Ready to Field Maritime Cruise Missile,” Jane’s Defence Weekly, February 25, 2004, p. 13.

Strugovets, Vitaly. “United States Believes That Iranian Missiles Use Russian Equipment: An Interview With U.S. Undersecretary of State Stephen Rademaker,” Russkii Kurier (via WPS Monitoring Agency), March 4, 2004.

PAKISTAN

Siegle, Joseph. “The Dangers of Despotism,” The Los Angeles Times, February 22, 2004, p. M2.

II. MISSILE DEFENSE


“Missile Defense: Actions Being Taken to Address Testing Recommendations, but Updated Assessment Needed,” General Accounting Office, February 2004, 24 pp.

“Russian Strategic Missile Failure,” Nezavisimaya Gazeta, March 3, 2004.
Agüera, Martin. “U.S.-European Consortium Hits a Bump on MEADS,” Defense News, March 1, 2004, p. 10.

Barrie, Douglas. “Hyper Activity: Russia Researches Maneuvering Scramjet-Payload for ICBM Inventory,” Aviation Week & Space Technology, March 1, 2004, p. 28.

Glanz, James. “Missiles Incoming, and You’re President,” The New York Times, March 17, 2004, p. A20.

Kristensen, Hans M.; Matthew G. McKinzie; and Robert S. Norris. “The Protection Paradox,” Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, March/April 2004, pp. 68-77.

Ptichkin, Sergey and Vladislav Kulikov. “New Russian Warhead Seen Undermining Rational for SDI,” Rossiyskaya Gazeta, February 20, 2004.

Samson, Victoria. “Russian Nuclear Exercise Linked to U.S. Defense Policies,” Tribune-Times (Greenville, SC), March 2, 2004.

Sirak, Michael. “U.S. Cancels BMD Project With Russia,” Jane’s Defence Weekly, February 11, 2004, p. 5.

Speier, Richard. “Challenging MTCR: Regime No Barrier to Missile Defense Cooperation,” Defense News, March 1, 2004, p. 61.

Wall, Robert. “Shotgun Defense: Future Ballistic Missile Interceptors May Carry Dozens of Small Kill Vehicles,” Aviation Week & Space Technology, January 26, 2004, p. 50.

III. NUCLEAR NONPROLIFERATION

Kerr, Paul and Daryl Kimball. “Strengthen International Weapons Inspections,” Defense News, February 23, 2004.

Redden, Kaleb J. “Inspecting the Inspectorate: A Look at Financial and Political Support for the IAEA,” The Nonproliferation Review, Fall/Winter 2003, pp. 34-47.

Sokolski, Henry. “Planned Chinese Reactor Sales Mock Nonproliferation,” National Review Online, March 16, 2004.

IV. NUCLEAR WEAPONS MATERIAL CONTROL


Bleek, Philipp C. “Lessons for Securing Civil Nuclear Materials Stockpiles,” The Nonproliferation Review, Fall/Winter 2003, pp. 1-23.

V. CONVENTIONAL ARMS CONTROL AND ARMS TRANSFERS


“Nonproliferation: Improvements Needed to Better Control Technology Exports for Cruise Missiles and Unmanned Aerial Vehicles,” General Accounting Office, January 2004, 58 pp.

Garwin, Richard L. “Bush Sets the Right Course in Control of Land Mines,” The Los Angeles Times, March 8, 2004, p. B11.

Oxley, Sonia. “Russia Weapons Debt Threatens Putin’s Army Reforms,” Reuters, March 3, 2004.

VI. CHEMICAL/BIOLOGICAL WEAPONS ISSUES


Vilensky, Joel A. and Pandy R. Sinish, “The Dew of Death,” Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, March/April 2004.

VII. U.S. POLICY


Scoblic, Peter J. “Indefensible: President Bush, Meet A.Q. Khan” The New Republic, March 8, 2004, p. 14.

VIII. REGIONAL SECURITY ALLIANCES AND ISSUES


NATO/ EU


“Baltic Countries Joining NATO Must Commit Not to House Military Sites-Gen. Baluyevsky,” Interfax, March 22, 2004.

“Russian General Says NATO Enlargement Will Kill Off Arms Treaty,” Izvestiya, Moscow (Via BBC Monitoring), March 3, 2004.

Pullinger, Stephen and Gerrard Quille. “The European Union: Seeking Common Ground for Tackling Weapons of Mass Destruction,” Disarmament Diplomacy, December 2003, pp. 40-46.

IX. OTHER


“Weapons of Mass Destruction: Defense Threat Reduction Agency Addresses Broad Range of Threats, but Performance Reporting Can Be Improved,” General Accounting Office, February 2004, 31 pp.

Charap, Samuel. “The Petersburg Experience: Putin’s Political Career and Russian Foreign Policy,” Problems of Post Communism January/February 2004, pp. 55-62.