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The Congressional Commission on the Strategic Posture of the United States, Interim Report, December 11, 2008.

Graham, Bob, and Talent, Jim, "How to Prevent Terrorists from Using Weapons of Mass Destruction," New York Daily News, December 22, 2008.

 Lavrov, Sergey, "Forging a New Partnership: Russia and the United States Must Work Together in a Multipolar World," Newsweek, December 31, 2008.

 Rood, John, Special Briefing on Bilateral Strategic Security Dialogue Talks, U.S. Department of States, December 17, 2008.

 Ross, Dennis, "Iran: Talk Tough With Tehran," Newsweek, December 8, 2008. Setrakian,

 Setrakian, Lara, "Fmr. Weapons Inspector on Nuclear Iran, Syria, and Barack Obama," ABC News, December 10, 2008.

 Stott, Noel, du Rand, Amelia, and du Preez, Jean, A Brief Guide to the Pelindaba Treaty, The Institute for Security Studies (South Africa), October 2008, 37 pp.

I. Strategic Arms                                                             

 Grossman, Elaine M., "U.S. General Eyes Nuclear Weapon Improvement," Global Security Newswire, December 19, 2008.

 O'Hanlon, Michael, "A New Old Nuclear Arsenal," The Washington Post, December 25, 2008, p. A19.

 Pincus, Walter, "Strategic Command Chief Urges Quick Nuclear Weapons Modernization," The Washington Post, December 5, 2008, p. A09.

 Pincus, Walter, "U.S., Russia Split Over Scope of Arms Treaty Follow-Up but Concur on Goal, Negotiator Says," The Washington Post, December 22, 2008, p. A19.

 Podvig, Pavel, "Formulating the Next U.S.-Russian Arms Control Agreement," The Bulletin of Atomic Scientists, December 18, 2008.

 RIA Novosti, "Russia Hopes for Deal on START-1, Missile Defense by 2010," December 15, 2008.

 Stringer, David, "US Firms Now Control UK's Nuclear Weapons Plant," Associated Press, December 19, 2008.

 II. Nuclear Proliferation

 Broad, William J., "Hidden Travels of the Atomic Bomb," The New York Times, December 9, 2008, p. D1.


Agence France-Presse, "India, Russia Sign Nuclear Energy, Space Deals," December 5, 2008.

Aroor, Shiv, "26/11 Prompts India to Seek Cluster Bombs," India Today, December 23, 2008.

Norris, Robert S., and Kristensen, Hans M., "Indian Nuclear Forces, 2008," Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, November/December 2008, p. 38-41.

Pronina, Lyubov, and Pradhan, Bibhudatta, "Russia, India Sign 'Milestone' Nuclear Agreement," Bloomberg, December 5, 2008.


Albright, David, Shire, Jacqueline, and Brannan, Paul, Has Iran Achieved a Nuclear Weapons Breakout Capability? Not Yet, But Soon., Institute for Science and International Security, December 2, 2008, 3 pp.

Asculai, Ephraim, and Landau, Emily, "Engaging Iran is the Means, Not the Solution," The Jerusalem Post, December 9, 2008.

Cordesman, Anthony H., The US, Israel, the Arab States and a Nuclear Iran, Part One: Iranian Nuclear Program, Center for Strategic and International Studies, September 23, 2008. 

Daragahi, Borzou, "Head of Nuclear Watchdog Calls Efforts Against Iran 'a Failure'," Los Angeles Times, December 6, 2008.

Daragahi, Borzou, "Tehran Diplomat Says Nuclear Sanctions Have United Iran," Los Angeles Times, December 13, 2008.

Eran, Oden, Eiland, Giora, and Landau, Emily, "Let Russia Stop Iran," The New York Times, December 21, 2008, p. WK11.

Fitzpatrick, Mark, The Iranian Nuclear Crisis: Avoiding Worst-Case Outcomes, Adelphi Paper 298, The International Institute for Strategic Studies, December 2008.

Fulghum, David A., and Barrie, Douglas, "U.S. Sources: Iran Buying Russian SA-20s," Aviation Week, December 10, 2008.

Iran: Breaking the Nuclear Deadlock, A Chatham House Report, 2008, 42 pp.

Keinon, Herb, "'Iran Talks Should Last 12 Weeks Max'," The Jerusalem Post, December 18, 2008.

Kessler, Glenn, "U.S. Links Iranian Bank To Fifth Avenue Building," The Washington Post, December 18, 2008, p. A16.

Perthes, Volker, "A New Approach, No Illusions," The International Herald Tribune, December 4, 2008.

Seib, Gerald F., "New Team, Little Time on Iran," The Wall Street Journal, December 2, 2008.

Slavin, Barbara, "Official Stands by Iran Nuke Report," The Washington Times, December 10, 2008.

Takeyh, Ray, "Playing Power Politics with Iran," The Boston Globe, December 17, 2008.

The Times of India, "Russia Denies Supply of Powerful Missiles to Iran," December 25, 2008.


Hider, James, "Gaza Rockets Put Israel's Nuclear Plant in Battle Zone," The Times, January 2, 2009.

          North Korea

 Agence France-Presse, "US Says No More Fuel Shipments to NKorea Until Nuke Verification," December 12, 2008.  

The Economist, "Six-Party Standstill," December 17, 2008.

Global Security Newswire, "Nations Differ on Cutting Off North Korean Fuel Aid," December 15, 2008. 

Kang, Hyun-kyung, "Kissinger Invited to Visit Pyongyang," The Korea Times, December 5, 2008.

Kessler, Glenn, "Uranium Traces Found on N. Korean Tubes," The Washington Post, December 21, 2008, p. A25.

Myers, Steven Lee, "In Setback for Bush, Korea Nuclear Talks Collapse," The New York Times, December 11, 2008.

The New York Times, "Firm and Patient," December 28, 2008.

Takahashi, Kosuke, "Fallout From Pentagon's Gaffe Spreads," The Asia Times, December 13, 2008.


Page, Jeremy, "Hoax Phone Call 'Almost Took Pakistan to War'," The Times (UK), December 8, 2008.

Stephens, Bret, "Let's Buy Pakistan's Nukes," The Wall Street Journal, December 16, 2008.


Karam, Zeina, "UN Atomic Chief Calls for Syria to Cooperate," Associated Press, December 21, 2008.

Melman, Yossi, "Israel Bites Back at UN Watchdog Over Alleged Strike on Syria Reactor," Haaretz, December 22, 2008.    

III. Nonproliferation

Grossman, Elaine M., "WMD Panel Advises Dramatic Steps to Stem Nuclear Spread," Global Security Newswire, December 2, 2008.

Kassenova, Togzhan, "The Struggle for a Nuclear-Weapon-Free Zone in Central Asia," The Bulletin of Atomic Scientists, December 22, 2008.

Reuters, "Bush Signs Nuclear Inspection Pact with U.N. Watchdog," December 31, 2008.

The Japan Times, "Japan Sent Uranium to U.S. in Secret," December 28, 2008.

IV. Missiles and Missile Defense

Agence France-Presse, "US Successfully Tests Anti-Missile Shield: Pentagon," December 5, 2008.

Fathi, Nazila, "Tehran Says It's Getting Missiles," The New York Times, December 22, 2008, p. A11.

Faulconbridge, Guy, "Russia Starts Production of New Ballistic Missiles," Reuters, December 1, 2008.

Global Security Newswire, "Financial Crisis Might Delay U.S. Radar, Czech Foreign Minister Says," December 9, 2008.

Meyer, Henry, "Russia Allocates $2 Billion on New Arms, Countering U.S. Shield," Bloomberg, December 6, 2008.

RIA Novosti, "Test Launch of Russian Bulava ICBM Unsuccessful - Defense Official," December 23, 2008.

RIA Novosit, "Moscow Says Offer to U.S. on Joint Radar Use Still Stands," December 29, 2008.

Spillius, Alex, "U.S. Laser Warplane Under Threat From Barack Obama," The Telegraph, December 24, 2008.

V. Chemical and Biological Weapons

Cohen, Roger, "Cohen:  A U.S.-Iranian Conversation," International Herald Tribune, December 10, 2008.

Schmitt, Eric, "Panel Fears Use of Unconventional Weapon," The New York Times, December 1, 2008, p. A11.

Warrick, Joby, "Nuclear or Biological Attack Called Likely," The Washington Post, December 2, 2008, p. A02.

Xinhua, "China Urges Chemical Weapons Owners to Destroy Stockpiles by 2012 Deadline," December 3, 2008.

Xinhua, "Japan Begins Trying to Remove Chemical Weapons Abandoned in China During WWII," December 13, 2008.

U.S. Army Chemical Materials Agency, "Last VX Nerve Agent Munition Eliminated from CMA's Destruction Stockpile," December 29, 2008.

VI. Conventional Weapons

Agence France-Presse, "US Stands By Refusal to Sign Cluster Bomb Ban," December 2, 2008.

Agence France-Presse, "Some 100 Countries Ban Cluster Bombs As Signing Begins in Oslo," December 3, 2008.

Choong, William, "Today's WMD of Choice-the AK-47," The Straits Times, December 25, 2008.

The Economist, "Collateral Damage," December 11, 2008.

Gibbs, Walter, "Treaty on Cluster Bombs: Global Norm Without Teeth," International Herald Tribune, December 3, 2008.

Reuters, "China Tells U.S. to Cancel Arms Sales to Taiwan," December 8, 2008.

Schweid, Barry, "Study: US Arms Sales Undermine Global Human Rights," Associated Press, December 10, 2008.

Schwirtz, Michael, "Claims of Secret Arms Sales Rattles Ukraine's Leaders," The New York Times, November 30, 2008, p. A24.

VII. U.S. Policy

Bender, Bryan, "New Leadership Planned to Fight WMD Terrorism," The Boston Globe, December 3, 2008.

Global Security Newswire, "Air Force Revamping Nuclear Control Procedures, Chief Says," December 5, 2008.

Hoagland, Jim, "Nuclear Crossroads," The Washington Post, December 14, 2008, p. B07.

Hoffman, Michael, "F.E. Warren Missile Wing Fails Nuke Inspection," Air Force Times, December 18, 2008.

Mandelbaum, Michael, "Stop Baiting the Bear," Newsweek, December 31, 2008.

Wood, David, "Codes for Armageddon: A New President to Hold Nuclear Launch 'Football'," The Baltimore Sun, November 30, 2008.

Weitz, Richard, "Global Insights: Prompt Global Strike Remains Strategically Problematic," World Politics Review, December 23, 2008.

VIII. Space

Hoey, Matthew, "The Proliferation of Space Warfare Technology," The Bulletin of Atomic Scientists, December 11, 2008.

Holmes, Kim, "Keep Space Open Like the Free Seas," The Washington Times, December 11, 2008.

IX. Other

Agence France-Presse, "Russian Nukes in Belarus?," December 23, 2008.

Broad, William J., "After 4 Years, Switzerland Frees Man Suspected of Smuggling Nuclear Technology," The New York Times, December 30, 2008, p. A8.

Erlanger, Steven, "Europeans Seek to Revive Nuclear Ban," The New York Times, December 9, 2008, p. A17.

Grossman, Elaine M., "U.S. House Bill Would Set Conditions on UAE Nuclear Deal," Global Security Newswire, December 10, 2008.

International Atomic Energy Agency, Fuel Bank Initiative Received Critical EU Support, December 10, 2008.

MacFarlane, Allison, Asselstine, James, and Ahearne, John, "The Future of Nuclear Energy: Policy Recommendations," Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, December 11, 2008.

Odair Dias Gonçalves, "Brazil: Why Go Nuclear?," Bulletin of Atomic Scientists, November 21, 2008.

RIA Novosti, "Ukraine Moves to Join Russia's Uranium Enrichment Project," December 1, 2008.

Samuels, David, "Atomic John," The New Yorker, December 15, 2008, 11 pp.

Sokolski, Henry, "Nuclear Cooperation with the UAE?," The National Review, December 15, 2008.

Solomon, Jay, "U.S. Plans to Sign Nuclear Deal With U.A.E.," The Wall Street Journal, December 12, 2008.