May 2009 Bibliography


Of Special Interest

Bolton, John R., "Obama's NK Reaction: More Talks," The Wall Street Journal, April 6, 2009.

Dhanapala, Jayantha, "Remove, Don't Reset, the Nuclear Button," The Asahi Shimbun, April 1, 2009.

Gorbachev, Mikhail, "What Role for the G-20?" The New York Times, April 27, 2009.

Kissinger, Henry A., "Obama's Foreign Policy Challenge," The Washington Post, April 22, 2009.

Kristensen, Hans M., From Counterforce to Minimal Deterrence: A New Nuclear Policy on the Path Toward Eliminating Nuclear Weapons, The Natural Resource Defense Council, April 2009.

Ratnesar, Romesh, "Gorbachev, Schultz, Nunn, Perry Urge a Nuclear-Free World," Time Magazine, April 22, 2009.

Task Force Report, "U.S. Nuclear Weapons Policy," Council on Foreign Relations Press, April 30, 2009.

The White House, Office of the Press Secretary, "Remarks by President Barack Obama: Prague, Czech Republic," April 5, 2009.

The White House, Office of the Press Secretary, "Joint Statement by President Dmitriy Medvedev of the Russian Federation and President Barack Obama of the United States of America," April 1, 2009.

I. Strategic Arms

Agence France-Presse, "Official: Russia Ready to Cut Nuclear Arsenal," April 23, 2009.

Cooper, Helene, "Promises of 'Fresh Start' for U.S.-Russia Relations," The New York Times, April 1, 2009.

Grossman, Elaine M., "Obama Team Eyes Changes in U.S.-Russian START Verification Practices," Global Security Newswire, April 17, 2009.

Grossman, Elaine M., "Russian Experts Question Role of Conventional 'Prompt Global Strike' Weapons," Global Security Newswire, April 7, 2009.

Halpin, Tony, "Fresh Talks Raise Hope of Nuclear Cuts," The Times of London

Kralev, Nicholas, "Battlefield Nukes Left out of Arms Talks," The Washington Times, April 16, 2009.

MacWhirter, Iain, "Brown Can Show the Way by Ditching Irrelevant Trident," The Herald, April 6, 2009.

Pan, Phillip P., "Key Item For Obama, Medvedev: New Arms Talks," The Washington Post, April 1, 2009.

Pincus, Walter, "Report Urges Updating of Nuclear Weapons Policy," The Washington Post, April 14, 2009.

Siegel, Harry, "German Minister Wants U.S. Nukes Out," Politico, April 11, 2009.

Young, Brett and Dyomkin, Denis, "Russia Gives Cautious Response to Obama Nuclear Plan," Reuters, April 20, 2009.

II. Nuclear Proliferation

Levy, Clifford J., "Ukraine Says 3 Tried to Sell Bomb Material," The New York Times, April 14, 2009.


Agence France-Presse, "Ahmadinejad Pledges New Offer on Iran Nuclear Crisis," April 15, 2009.

Agence France-Presse, "Iran Tells EU Official Ready for Nuclear Talks," April 13, 2009.

BBC News, "Iran Opens Nuclear Fuel Facility," April 9, 2009.

Daragahi, Borzou and Mostaghim, Ramin, "Iran Touts Nuclear Technology Gains," Los Angeles Times, April 10, 2009.

Lekic, Sloboban, "Iran Works on New Proposals for More Nuclear Talks," The Washington Post, April 23, 2009.

Nicoullaud, Francois, "We Need a New Way to Deal with Iran's Nuclear Program," The Daily Star, April 9, 2009.

Pouladi, Farhad, "Iran Vows to Make New Rockets, Nuclear Fuel," Agence France-Presse, April 13, 2009.

Richter, Paul, "Biden Warns Israel off Any Attack on Iran," Los Angeles Times, April 8, 2009.

Rosen, James, "Moscow Open to 'More Severe' Punishment for Iran Over Nuclear Program," FOX News, April 9, 2009.

Sadjapour, Karim, Iranian American Relations Under The Early Obama Administration, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace Proliferation Analysis, April 15, 2009.

North Korea

Associated Press, "IAEA: North Korea Expels Inspectors," April 13, 2009.

Deutsche Presse Agentur, "North Korea a Nuclear Power State, says IAEA Chief," April 20, 2009.

Kim, Jack, "North Korea Threatens Nuclear Tests over U.N. Move," Reuters, April 29, 2009.

Lynch, Colum, "Key U.N. Powers Agree on N. Korea Statement," The Washington Post, April 12, 2009.

Myers, B.R., "To Beat a Dictator, Ignore Him," The New York Times, April 1, 2009.

Paal, Douglas H., North Korea: Time for Strategy, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace Proliferation Analysis, April 3, 2009.

RIA Novosti, "Russia, S. Korea Pledge New Steps to Revive Six-nation Talks," April 25, 2009.

Sokolski, Henry, "What to Do about Pyongyang," National Review Online, April 2, 2009.

Sue-young, Kim, "Obama Asked to Clarify Stance on NK Nukes," The Korea Times, April 1, 2009.

Sue-young, Kim, "Pyongyang Resumes Nuclear Program," The Korea Times, April 26, 2009.

The Washington Post, "No More Bribes," April 29, 2009.


Bokhari, Farhan and Lamont, James, "Obama Says Pakistan Nukes in Safe Hands," The Financial Times, April 29, 2009.


Schneidmiller, Chris, "Syria Unlikely to Resume Nuclear-Weapon Program, Expert Says," Global Security Newswire, April 7, 2009.

III. Nonproliferation

Agence France-Presse, "Japan Backs Obama's Call for Nuclear-free World," April 6, 2009.

Agence France-Presse, "Japan to Host Global Meet for Nuke-free World," April 27, 2009.

Goldschmidt, Pierre, Concrete Steps to Improve the Nonproliferation Regime, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace Proliferation Analysis, April 2009.

Grossman, Elaine M., "U.S. to Signal 'Positive Trajectory' at NPT Preparatory Conference," Global Security Newswire, April 21, 2009.

Kimball, Daryl G., "Taking the Bang Out of Nuclear Weapons," The Moscow Times, April 13, 2009.

Lengell, Sean, "Senators Target Firms Doing Business with Iran," The Washington Times, April 13, 2009.

Nakasone, Hirofumi, "Ending the Nuclear-Weapons Threat," The Wall Street Journal, April 30, 2009.

Nurshayeva, Raushan, "Kazakhstan Offers to Host Global Nuclear Fuel Bank," Reuters, April 6, 2009.

Perkovich, George, The Road to Zero Nukes, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace Proliferation Analysis, April 6, 2009.

Pincus, Walter, "Biden to Shepherd Test Ban Treaty Vote," The Washington Post, April 8, 2009.

Press TV, "Ahmadinejad Nods at Nuclear Fuel Bank Idea," April 7, 2009.

Reuters, "CTR Program Deactivates 10 More Nuclear Warheads," April 15, 2009.

IV. Missiles and Missile Defense

Broad, William J., "North Korean Missile Launch Was a Failure, Experts Say," The New York Times, April 5, 2009.

Cooper, Helene and Sanger, David E., "Obama Seizes on Missile Launch in Seeking Nuclear Cuts," The New York Times, April 5, 2009.

Harel, Amos, "Iron Dome Missile Defense System Likely to be Ready by 2010," Haaretz, April 11, 2009.

Lauria, Joe, "U.N. to Condemn Pyongyang Launch," The Wall Street Journal, April 13, 2009.

Morgan, David and Thatcher, Jonathan, "North Korea Missile Consistent with Satellite: U.S.," Reuters, March 31, 2009.

RIA Novosti, "India Test-fires Nuclear-capable Ballistic Missile," April 15, 2009.

Sang-Hun, Choe, "North Korea Rocket Launch on Track," The New York Times, April 3, 2009.

Sieff, Martin, "Obama, Gates Take Aim at Israel's Arrow-3 Missile," United Press International, April 9, 2009.

United Press International, "Israel Missile Defense Test a 'Success,'" April 7, 2009.

V. Chemical and Biological Arms

Global Security Newswire, "Dominican Republic Joins Chemical Weapons Convention," April 1, 2009.

Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons, "The Bahamas Becomes 188th State Party to the Chemical Weapons Convention," April 23, 2009.

Schneidmiller, Chris, "India Completes Chemical Weapons Disposal; Iraq Declares Stockpile," Global Security Newswire, April 27, 2009.

VI. Conventional Arms

Blunt, Elizabeth, "Ethiopia Destroys Mines Stockpile," BBC News, April 13, 2009.

Janabi, Ahmed, "UAE Guns for Advanced Weaponry," Al Jazeera English, April 28, 2009.

Reid, Tim, "Iraq Seeks to Buy US-made F-16 Fighter Jets," Times Online, April 2, 2009.

The World Tribune, "Report: Sudan is No. 2 Military Client of China," April 3, 2009.

Thompson, Loren B., "U.S. Needs More F-22 Raptors in a Dangerous, Unpredictable World," United Press International, April 14, 2009.

U.S. Department of Defense, "Gates Says America Must Protect Conventional Capabilities," April 17, 2009.

Wong, Edward, "Naval Show to Feature Submarines From China," The New York Times, April 21, 2009.

VII. U.S. Policy

Agence France-Presse, "Gates Urges 'Reform,' Cuts in US Weapons Programs," April 6, 2009.

Civiak, Robert L., Transforming the U.S. Strategic Posture and Weapons Complex for Transition to a Nuclear Weapons-Free World, April 2009.

Ling, Katherine, "Obama's Nuclear Nonproliferation Plan Heralds Changes for DOE Labs," The New York Times, April 6, 2009.

Parsons, Christi and Hamburger, Tom, "Obama Pledges to Pursue the Elimination of Nuclear Weapons," Los Angeles Times, April 6, 2009.

VIII. Space

Lal, Neeta, "India's Eye in the Sky Takes Aim," Asia Times Online, April 21, 2009.

Reuters, "Japan Mulls Satellite for Missile Launch Detection," April 22, 2009.

United Press International, "Satellites Alter Battlefield Paradigm," April 3, 2009.

IX. Other

Foreign Policy, "Seven Questions: Hans Blix," April 2009.