The Nuclear Puzzle: Obama is looking for a new policy on Iran that stresses inspection standards

Tasneem Jamal Americas, Asia, Mideast, Nuclear Weapons

Author Ernie Regehr Published by the Waterloo Region Record It is still at the trial balloon stage, but the administration of President Barack Obama is testing the idea of a significant shift in American policy on Iran. Instead of continuing its single-minded focus on halting Iran’s uranium enrichment, an activity that breaks no international law or principle, Washington is wisely …

Obama on Nuclear Disarmament

Tasneem Jamal Americas, Nuclear Weapons

Author Ernie Regehr The Ploughshares Monitor Winter 2008 Volume 29 Issue 4 The election of Barack Obama as President of the United States offers genuine hope that real change is in the offing for US approaches to nuclear weapons and the treaties and agreements that are intended to control and eventually eliminate them. In September the Washington-based Arms Control Association published …

Decision Time for the US-India Nuclear Cooperation Deal

Tasneem Jamal Americas, Asia, Nuclear Weapons

Briefing 08-3 Author Ernie Regehr The on-again, off-again US-India civilian nuclear cooperation deal is on again. It still threatens key and hard-won nonproliferation standards. And while there was a possibility that it would languish and eventually fade away in the face of strong opposition within India itself, it now appears poised to scale that hurdle and force the international community …

Decision Time for India’s Nuclear Exemption

Tasneem Jamal Americas, Asia, Nuclear Weapons

Author Ernie Regehr Published by The Globe and Mail So the on-again, off-again U.S.-India civilian nuclear co-operation deal is back on, although just barely. Tuesday, after a raucous two-day debate complete with cash-for-votes charges, the Indian Parliament voted confidence in Prime Minister Manmohan Singh’s government and the nuclear deal on which he staked his administration. The deal is intended to …