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  • June 18, 2009
    G8 to call for early enactment of CTBT

    G8 countries have agreed in principle to incorporate a phrase calling for efforts toward the early enactment of the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty (CTBT) in a joint statement at a G8 summit in July in Italy, senior government officials said.

    Source: The Mainichi Daily News
  • June 16, 2009
    U.N. Chief Urges Nations to Bring CTBT into Force

    U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon yesterday urged the international community to "seize the current moment" by bringing the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty into force.

    Source: Global Security Newswire
  • June 13, 2009
    UN Security Council members reach consensus on DPRK nuclear test

    The UN Security Council on Friday unanimously adopted a resolution condemning "in the strongest terms" a recent nuclear test conducted by the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) and imposing new sanctions.

    Source: China View
  • May 19, 2009
    Obama Treaty Push Hinges on Global Nuclear 'Listening' Net

    In high-rise offices along the Danube, scientists riveted to computer screens "listen" to sounds no one can hear, "feel" every rumble in the Earth, "sniff" global skies for exotic gases — on alert for signs of a newborn atomic bomb.

    Source: Associated Press
  • May 19, 2009
    Obama, With Help, Makes Anti-Nuclear Push

    President Obama told a huge crowd in Prague last month that he is committed to “a world without nuclear weapons.’’ On Tuesday, he is expected to deliver that message from the Oval Office, with a little help from four elder statesmen of the nuclear non-proliferation movement – including two former Republican secretaries of state.

    Source: New York Times
  • May 19, 2009
    U.S.-Russian Team Deems Missile Shield in Europe Ineffective

    A planned U.S. missile shield to protect Europe from a possible Iranian attack would be ineffective against the kinds of missiles Iran is likely to deploy, according to a joint analysis by top U.S. and Russian scientists.

    Source: Washington Post
  • May 8, 2009
    Obama Proposes Cuts at LANL

    The Obama administration Thursday proposed a $140 million budget cut for Los Alamos National Laboratory in 2010, a 7 percent reduction in the nuclear weapons laboratory's budget. Sandia National Laboratories, New Mexico's other major National Nuclear Security Administration, escaped the budget knife, seeing a cut in nuclear spending but offsetting increases in energy research as the new administration shifts priorities.

    Source: Albuquerque Journal (Subscription Required)
  • May 8, 2009
    Obama Administration Is Bringing Nuclear Arms Control Back

    In an Obama administration characterized by youth, they are a Cold War throwback, the aging arms-control experts who haggled with Soviet officials over nuclear weapons and testing. Suddenly, arms control is back.

    Source: The Washington Post
  • May 6, 2009
    Strategic Posture Review Commission Report Lacks Vision for a World Free of Nuclear Weapons

    In 2008 the Congress established a bipartisan commission to review the strategic posture of the United States. The commission's findings released today lack the vision necessary to begin immediate and sharp reductions in nuclear weapons by all states that possess them.

  • May 3, 2009
    Inspectors find safety problems at nuclear weapons complex

    Contractors at one of the nation's major nuclear weapons complexes repeatedly used substandard construction materials and components that could've caused a major radioactive spill, a recently completed internal government probe has found.

    Source: McClatchy Newspapers
  • April 30, 2009
    Ending the Nuclear-Weapons Threat

    After World War II -- although it became an economic power -- Japan, as the country that experienced nuclear devastation firsthand, has been steadfast in its commitment to stopping the spread of nuclear weapons.

    Source: Wall Street Journal
  • April 29, 2009
    Countdown to Zero (Queen Noor of Jordan)

    Earlier this month in London, Presidents Obama and Medvedev issued an historic joint statement announcing that they had committed their two countries to achieving a nuclear free world.

    Source: The Hill
  • April 22, 2009
    US to spend $6 billion on Cold War weapons cleanup

    The Energy Department will spend $6 billion as part of President Barack Obama's stimulus package to clean up nuclear weapons sites at Cold War-era facilities, with more than half the money going to sites in Washington and South Carolina, a senior official told Congress on Wednesday.

    Source: Associated Press
  • April 21, 2009
    Nuclear Disarmament

    A letter to the editor by Steven Starr, a senior scientist for PSR, on the continuing dangers of nuclear weapons.

    Source: Kansas City Star
  • April 12, 2009
    Welcome shift in nuclear policy

    A letter to the editor on President Obama's recent nuclear policy statements by Jason Chao, M.D., president of Northeast Ohio PSR.

    Source: Cleveland Plain Dealer
  • April 9, 2009
    U.S. to join group negotiating with Iran

    The decision by the Obama administration on addressing nuclear concerns breaks with Bush policy, which had largely sought to isolate Tehran. The U.S. doesn't rule out bilateral talks.

    Source: Los Angeles Times
  • April 9, 2009
    China glad to see improvement of U.S.-Iran relations

    China is glad to see the United States mending relations with Iran and it supports the resolution of Iran's nuclear issues via dialogue and negotiations, the Foreign Ministry announced here Thursday. "China encourages Iran to make active contact with the concerned parties in a bid to seek a comprehensive, long-term and proper solution to Iran's nuclear issue," said Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Jiang Yu.

    Source: China View
  • April 6, 2009
    PSR Applauds President Obama’s Commitment to Seek a World Without Nuclear Weapons

    During their recent meeting in London, President Barack Obama engaged Russian President Dmitri Medvedev in groundbreaking efforts to achieve “a nuclear [weapons] free world.” PSR applauds the presidents of both countries for their commitment to this essential goal. In his speech in Prague on Sunday, April 5, President Obama went on to lay out a bold agenda to turn that goal into reality.

  • March 11, 2009
    President Signs Omnibus Spending Bill, Promotes Security and Nuclear Non-Proliferation

    Today President Obama signed the Fiscal Year 2009 Omnibus Appropriations Act, H.R. 1105, which continues the policy shift away from the build up of nuclear weapons and toward efforts to stabilize U.S. relations throughout the world.

  • March 7, 2009
    Clinton predicts new arms treaty with Russia

    U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton predicted on Friday that the United States and Russia will complete a new strategic arms reduction treaty by the end of this year and that Moscow and Washington can find common ground on other issues.

    Source: Associated Press
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