The Senate and the U.S.-Indian Nuclear Deal: Issues and Alternatives

Arms Control Association Press Briefing
Tuesday, November 14, 2006
9:00 – 10:30 A.M.

Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, Choate Room
1779 Massachusetts Ave., NW

President George W. Bush has said that one of his top priorities for Congress when it returns to work November 13 is approval of legislation to lift restrictions on U.S.-Indian civilian nuclear cooperation. The measure calls for changing U.S. law and waiving international rules that have restricted nuclear-armed India exports that might aid its nuclear weapons program. The expert speakers will suggest what steps the Senate could take to strengthen the global nuclear nonproliferation regime and U.S. security interests.


Michael Krepon, President Emeritus and Co-Founder of the Henry L. Stimson Center. Mr. Krepon currently divides his time between the center’s space security and South Asia projects, the latter of which focuses on nuclear risk reduction and peace making between India and Pakistan. He previously worked at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, the Arms Control and Disarmament Agency, and the House of Representatives. A prolific writer and editor of 11 books and more than 350 articles, Mr. Krepon recently co-authored the September 2006 report U.S. Crisis Management in South Asia’s Twin Peaks Crisis.

Zia Mian, Research Scientist at Princeton University’s Program on Science and Global Security. He directs the program’s Project on Peace and Security in South Asia and is a staff member of the International Panel on Fissile Materials. As part of the international panel, Mr. Mian recently co-authored the September 2006 research report Fissile Materials in South Asia: The Implications of the U.S.-India Nuclear Deal.

Ambassador Norman Wulf, Former President’s Special Representative for Nuclear Nonproliferation, 1999-2002. Ambassador Wulf served for 14 years as Deputy Assistant Director for Nonproliferation and Regional Arms Control at the Arms Control and Disarmament Agency and as Senior Advisor for Nuclear Nonproliferation at the State Department. During his long government career, he led the first U.S. delegation to visit North Korea’s nuclear facilities and headed the U.S. delegation to the 2000 nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty Review Conference.

Daryl G. Kimball, Executive Director of the Arms Control Association.

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