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January/February 2008 Bibliography

Of Special Interest

National Intelligence Council, National Intelligence Estimate - Iran: Nuclear Intentions and Capabilities, November 2007, 9 pp.

Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation, Statement Regarding Suspension by Russian Federation of Treaty on Conventional Armed Forces in Europe (CFE Treaty), December 12, 2007, 2 pp.

The P-5 and Nuclear Nonproliferation Working Group Report, The P-5 and Nuclear Nonproliferation, December 2007, 41 pp.

Pincus, Walter, “Nuclear Warhead Cut from Spending Bill,” The Washington Post, December 18, 2007, p. A2.

Pomper, Miles A., “Dealing with Iran’s Nuclear Bomb Ambitions,” The Wall Street Journal, December 26, 2007, p. A9.

I. Strategic Arms

Bruce, Ian, “Army Asked to Defend £6Bn Nuclear Spend as Training Cut,” The Herald, December 12, 2007.

Lewis, Jeffrey, “5 Myths About the Bomb and Us,” The Washington Post, December 2, 2007, p. B3.

Reuters, “Russia Test-Fires a New Intercontinental Missile,” December 17, 2007.

RIA Novosti, “Russia to Double ICBM Launches After 2009: Commander,” December 17, 2007.

RIA Novosti, “Russia, U.S. Make Progress on New Strategic Arms Reduction Pact,” December 11, 2007.

Schell, Jonathan, “The Old and New Shapes of Nuclear Danger,” The Nation, December 24, 2007.

Solovyov, Dmitry, “Russia Says It Must Have Nuclear Parity with U.S.,” Reuters, December 7, 2007.

Szep, Jason, “U.S., Russia Should Keep Strong Nuke Pact: Gorbachev,” Reuters, December 4, 2007.

United Press International, “UN Urges Decrease of Nuclear Readiness,” December 7, 2007.

II. Nuclear Proliferation

Associated Press, “Pope Warns of ‘Dark Shadows’ on Humanity’s Future, Citing Nuclear Proliferation,” December 11, 2007.

Broad, William J., “The Thin Line Between Civilian and Military Nuclear Programs,” The New York Times, December 5, 2007.

Frantz, Douglas, and Collins, Catherine, The Nuclear Jihadist, Hachette Book Group, 2007, 432 pp.


Grossman, Elaine M., “Exaggerations Mark Debate Over Merits of U.S.-Indian Nuclear Trade Pact, Expert Says,” Global Security Newswire, December 6, 2007.

Hibbs, Mark, and MacLachlan, Ann, “NSG Members Asked France, Russia About Their Negotiations with India,” NuclearFuel, December 3, 2007, p. 5.

Horner, Daniel, and Hibbs, Mark, “’India-Specific’ Provisions May Be Non-Binding Part of IAEA Agreement,” NuclearFuel, December 3, 2007, p. 3.

Pradhan, Bibhudatta, “India Not Barred From Atomic Tests Under Accord, Mukherjee Says,” Bloomberg, December 5, 2007.

Press Trust of India, “Don’t Rush Through N-Deal Talks With IAEA, Expert Warns India,” December 3, 2007.

Singh, Onkar, “Yechury Denies Left Climbdown on Nuke Deal,” Rediff.com, December 3, 2007.

Suryanarayana, P.S., “123 Agreement Won’t Be Reopened: Burns,” The Hindu, December 4, 2007.


Associated Press, “‘Iran Resumed Nuke Program in 2004,’” December 11, 2007.

Associated Press, “Official: Israel Would Consider Strike on Iran,” December 7, 2007.

Bolton, John, “The Flaws In the Iran Report,” The Washington Post, December 6, 2007.

Coll, Steve, “Bombs,” The New Yorker, December 17, 2007.

Cooper, Helene, “Iran Receives Nuclear Fuel in Blow to U.S.,” The New York Times, December 18, 2007.

Copans, Laurie, “Israel: U.S. Report on Iran May Spark War,” Associated Press, December 15, 2007.

Deutsche Welle, “EU to Keep Up Pressure on Iran After U.S. Report,” December 4, 2007.

Erlanger, Steven, “Israelis Brief Top U.S. Official on Iran,” The New York Times, December 11, 2007.

Erlanger, Steven and Kershner, Isabel, “Israel Insists That Iran Still Seeks a Bomb,” The New York Times, December 5, 2007.

Fleishman, Jeffrey, “Report on Iran Fuels Arab Fears,” The Los Angeles Times, December 6, 2007.

Freilich, Chuck, “Speaking About the Unspeakable: U.S.-Israeli Dialogue on Iran’s Nuclear Program,” Washington Institute for Near East Policy, December 2007, 44 pp.

Friedman, Thomas L., “Losing Weight in the Gulf,” The New York Times, December 12, 2007.

Grier, Peter, “Iran’s Nuclear Know-How Unimpeded,” The Christian Science Monitor, December 7, 2007.

Haaretz, “EU: Dual-Track Approach Is the Only Way to Solve Iran Nuclear Crisis,” December 10, 2007.

The Jerusalem Post, “‘U.S. Report Ended Attack Option on Iran,’” December 7, 2007.

Kagan, Robert, “Time to Talk to Iran,” The Washington Post, December 5, 2007, p. A29.

Keinon, Herb, “Russia, Iran Agree on Timeline to Finish Bushehr,” The Jerusalem Post, December 13, 2007.

Kissinger, Henry A., “Misreading the Iran Report,” The Washington Post, December 13, 2007, p. A35.

Leverett, Flynt, and Leverett, Hillary Mann, “How to Defuse Iran,” The New York Times, December 11, 2007.

Lincy, Valerie, and Milhollin, Gary, “In Iran We Trust?” The New York Times, December 6, 2007.

Mazzetti, Mark, “U.S. Says Iran Ended Atomic Arms Work,” The New York Times, December 3, 2007.

Melman, Yossi, “Inside Intel: How Iran Was Sold a Lemon,” Haaretz, December 13, 2007.

Milband, David, “Why we Must Not Take the Pressure Off Iran,” Financial Times, December 6, 2007.

Mitnick, Joshua, “Israel Challenges Report on Nukes,” The Washington Times, December 5, 2007.

Parsi, Trita, “Israel’s ‘Auto-Pilot’ Policy on Iran,” Asia Times, December 8, 2007.

Porter, Gareth, “Bush has a Little Secret on Iran,” Asia Times, December 19, 2007.

Sanger, David E., and Myers, Steven Lee, “Details in Military Notes Led to Shift on Iran, U.S. Says,” The New York Times, December 6, 2007.

Schlesinger, James, “Stupid Intelligence on Iran,” The Wall Street Journal, December 19, 2007.

Wright, Robin, “Draft UN Resolution on Iran Calls for Sanctions,” The Washington Post, December 10, 2007.

Zakaria, Fareed, “Make Iran an Offer it Might Refuse,” Newsweek, December 17, 2007.

North Korea

Agence France-Presse, “Seoul Offers to Use North Korean Nuclear Fuel Rods,” December 2, 2007.

Associated Press, “N. Korea Misses Declaration Deadline,” December 31, 2007.

Associated Press, “China’s Top Nuclear Envoy Inspects N. Korea Nuke Disablement Process,” December 17, 2007.

Kessler, Glenn, “Uranium Traces Found on N. Korean Tubes,” The Washington Post, December 21, 2007, p. A25.

Reuters, “North Korea Nuclear Disarmament Talks Delayed,” December 4, 2007.

Reuters, “U.S. Says It Has Proof of N. Korea Uranium Program,” December 1, 2007.

Spetalnick, Matt, and Pelofsky, Jeremy, “Bush Sends Letter to North Korea’s Kim Jong-il,” Reuters, December 6, 2007.

Yonhap News Agency, “Assessing NK’s Nuclear Stock Requires More Technical Information: Report,” December 10, 2007.


Agence France-Presse, “Pakistan Warns of Strong Response to Nukes Grab,” December 11, 2007.

Ahmed, Khaleeq, and Shankar, Jay, “Pakistan Test-Fires Nuclear Capable Cruise Missile,” Bloomberg, December 11, 2007.

Daily Times, “Calculating N-Risks in Pakistan,” December 3, 2007.


Mahnaimi, Uzi, and Sheridan, Michael, “Israelis Hit Syrian ‘Nuclear Bomb Plant,’” The Sunday Times, December 2, 2007.

Stern, Yoav, “Assad: We Turned Down Nuclear Arms Offer in 2001,” Haaretz, December 21, 2007.

III. Nonproliferation

Agence France-Presse, “Israel, S. Korea FMs Discuss Nuclear Proliferation in Mideast,” December 2, 2007.

Associated Press, “Egypt Refuses to Sign UN Nuclear Watchdog Protocols for Stricter Inspections,” December 12, 2007.

Ferguson, Charles D., “Nuclear Safeguards for a New Nuclear Age,” The Bulletin Online, December 19, 2007.

Hebert, H. Josef, “U.S. OKs Some Uranium Imports From Russia,” Associated Press, December 5, 2007.

Podvig, Pavel, “How Russia’s Nuclear Fuel Delivery to Iran Benefits Nonproliferation,” The Bulletin Online, December 20, 2007.

World Nuclear News, “South Korea Joins GNEP,” December 11, 2007.

IV. Missiles and Missile Defense

Agence France-Presse, “India Speeding Up Nuclear Missile Production,” December 14, 2007.

Agence France-Presse, “Pakistan: India Missile Tests Will Trigger Arms Race,” December 26, 2007.

Agence France-Presse, “India Tests Interceptor Missile: Officials,” December 6, 2007.

Allam, Hannah, “Uncertainties Offered in Iran Missile Debate,” The Seattle Times, December 2, 2007.

Associated Press, “U.S. Official: U.S.-Russia Missile Defense Talks Prompt Rare Intelligence-Sharing,” December 13, 2007.

Associated Press, “Rice Says U.S. Missile Defense Plan Can Be Refined to Suit Russian Concerns,” December 6, 2007.

Associated Press, “Japan Bolsters Missile Shield Around Tokyo, Plans First Interceptor Test,” December 4, 2007.

Butler, Amy, “Obering Wants to Shift MDA to Realistic Testing,” Aviation Week, December 2, 2007.

Butler, Desmond, “U.S.: Iran Still Poses Missile Threat,” Associated Press, December 6, 2007.

Czech News Agency, “Czech Radar Commissioner Insists on U.S. Base,” December 7, 2007.

Dempsey, Judy, “Russia and Poland to Discuss U.S. Missile Shield,” The New York Times, December 19, 2007.

Dombey, Daniel, Buckley, Neil, and Cienski, Jan, “Missile Defence Remains a Bush Priority,” Financial Times, December 4, 2007.

Finn, Peter, “Russia Alleges U.S. ‘Rollback’ on Anti-Missile Plan,” The Washington Post, December 6, 2007.

Global Security Newswire, “U.S. Agency Addresses Challenges in Countering Iranian, North Korean Missiles in Boost Phase,” December 6, 2007.

The Jerusalem Post, “‘Iran Tested New Missile During Summit,’” December 12, 2007.

Kogan, Alex, “‘Russian Missiles Could Reach Mideast Via Belarus,’” The Jerusalem Post, December 2, 2007.

Mitsui, Mina, “Ex-Israeli Envoy Details Talks with DPRK,” Daily Yomiuri, December 6, 2007.

Russia Today, “U.S. Backtracks on Missile Shield: Russian FM,” December 5, 2007.

Thompson, Mark, “Europe’s Missile Shield: NIE Casualty?” Time, December 6, 2007.

Thomson Financial, “Czech Gov’t Unchanged on Missile Shield After Iran Report,” December 5, 2007.

Wolf, Jim, “Japan Intercepts Missile in Milestone Test,” Reuters, December 17, 2007.

Xinhua, “India to Launch ICBM Next Year,” December 13, 2007.

V. Chemical and Biological Arms

Associated Press, “Army Halts Dig Near University for World War I-Era Munitions,” December 11, 2007.

Clark, Ashlee, “Sarin Disposal Set for Spring,” The Lexington Herald-Leader, December 8, 2007.

The East Oregonian, “Depot Disposes of Final 160-Gallon VX Spray Tank,” December 27, 2007.

Gienger, Viola, “U.S. Balks at Libya’s Demand for Money to Scrap Chemical Arms,” Bloomberg, December 23, 2007.

Goh, Lisa, “Malaysia Committed to Complete Disarmament,” The Star (Malaysia), December 3, 2007.

Global Security Newswire, “U.S. Finishes Off Binary Chemicals Disposal,” November 29, 2007.

Mulick, Chris, “Half the Nation’s Supply Destroyed,” The Tri-City Herald, December 12, 2007.

Xinhua, “Official: China Attaches Great Importance to BWC Implementation,” December 11, 2007.

Xinhua, “U.S. Doctor Hears Evidence from Chinese Germ Warfare Victims,” December 5, 2007.

VI. Conventional Arms

Agence France-Presse, “U.S. ‘Deeply Regrets’ Russia’s ‘Wrong’ Decision on CFE,” December 12, 2007.

Associated Press, “Victims Call for Complete Ban of Cluster Bombs As Conference Opens in Austria,” December 5, 2007.

Blitz, James, and Fidler, Stephen, “Assertive Moscow Poised to Suspend Arms Pact,” Financial Times, December 12, 2007.

Farouky, Saeed Taji, “UK Defends Cluster Bomb,” Al Jazeera, December 4, 2007.

Holmes, Stephanie, “Delicate Territory: The Landmine Ban,” BBC News, December 2, 2007.

Itar-Tass, “CFE Treaty Suspension Russia’s Tool in Europe Arms Control-Kislyak,” December 14, 2007.

Katz, Yaakov, “IDF Concludes Cluster Bomb Use Legal,” The Jerusalem Post, December 24, 2007.

Maadi, Pat, “Austria to Ban Cluster Munitions,” Weiner Zeitung, December 4, 2007.

Matthews, William, “U.S. to Propose $20B Mideast Arms Sale in Chunks,” Defense News, December 6, 2007.

Melman, Yossi, “Defense Min.: Israel Now World’s Fourth Largest Weapons Exporter,” Haaretz, December 9, 2007.

Reuters, “OSCE Urges Russia to Rethink Arms Pact Suspension,” December 12, 2007.

RIA Novosti, “Russia No Longer Bound by CFE Treaty,” December 12, 2007.

RIA Novosti, “Russian Air Force to Receive 20 Modernized Su-24 Bombers,” December 3, 2007.

Xinhua, “NATO to Help Jordan Destroy Explosive Remnants of War,” December 3, 2007.

Xinhua, “Putin: Russia May Opt Back Into Arms Control Treaty,” December 3, 2007.

VII. U.S. Policy

Agence France-Presse, “U.S. Wants Nuclear-Free Middle East,” December 13, 2007.

Agence France-Presse, “U.S. Gives Blessing to France-Libya Nuclear Deal,” December 11, 2007.

Gottemoeller, Rose, “Saving the Relationship,” The Moscow Times, December 18, 2007.

Pessin, Al, “U.S. Proposes Nuclear Dialogue With China,” Voice of America News, December 5, 2007.

VIII. Space

People’s Daily Online, “China’s Aerospace Development Will Allow No Chance for Space Race,” December 5, 2007.

Satellite Today, “Space Debris: Small But Growing Problem,” December 1, 2007.

Whitelaw, Kevin, “The Problem of Space Debris: China’s Test Adds to the Perils for Satellites,” U.S. News & World Report, December 4, 2007.
Xinhua, “Chinese President Pledges Peaceful Use of Outer Space,” December 12, 2007.

IX. Other

Agence France-Presse, “Nuclear Deal Signed as Sarkozy Hosts Kadhafi,” December 10, 2007.

Associated Press, “Russian Space Company Chief Convicted of Leaking Rocket Technology to China,” December 3, 2007.

Moutot, Michel, “’Dirty Bombs’ Are Formidable Weapons for Terrorists: Experts,” Agence France-Presse, December 3, 2007.

RIA Novosti, “Russian President Signs Bill on State Nuclear Corporation,” December 3, 2007.

Webre, Alfred Lambremont, “Canada’s Role in Depleted Uranium Weapons,” Scoop Independent News, December 3, 2007.

Xinhua, “Report: Israel Heightens Security Over Smuggle of ‘Dirty Bomb’ Materials,” December 2, 2007.

Zenko, Micah, “A Nuclear Site Is Breached,” The Washington Post, December 20, 2007, p. A29.


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