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NUCLEAR WEAPONS

COMMENTARY / World
Nov 26, 2013
Underlining the horror of nuclear arms
Given the stalled nuclear disarmament agenda, the most productive way forward to generate political momentum for the cause may be to emphasize the catastrophic humanitarian consequences of any use of nuclear weapons.
COMMENTARY / World
Nov 25, 2013
Imperfect Iran deal may be U.S.' least bad option
Critics of a deal on Iran's nuclear program need to answer a question: Is there a better alternative?
WORLD
Nov 25, 2013
Iran deal could complicate U.S. foreign policy efforts in Mideast
As it continues to juggle balls through seemingly never-ending foreign policy crises, the Obama administration finally has brought one safely to ground, at least temporarily.
WORLD
Nov 25, 2013
Marathon bargaining that led to Iran agreement was a wild ride at times
At 2:04 a.m. Sunday, a one-word email message flashed suddenly on the phones of weary State Department staffers working the corridors of Geneva's InterContinental Hotel.
Japan Times
WORLD
Nov 25, 2013
Israel, Gulf states and many U.S. lawmakers share deep unease about Iran nuclear deal
The signing of a short-term nuclear accord between Iran and six world powers Sunday left ardent critics of the Islamic republic — most vocally the Israeli government and many U.S. lawmakers — deeply worried that the Obama administration and its partners were making a historic mistake.
EDITORIALS
Nov 22, 2013
Progress toward a deal with Iran
As Iran and its six negotiating partners return to Geneva, hopes are high that a deal will be concluded to curb Tehran's nuclear program.
Japan Times
WORLD
Nov 15, 2013
Last shipment is sent under U.S.-Russian uranium deal
Take a canister, fill it with down-blended uranium worth $2.5 million, secure it and 39 others to the deck of a container ship, send it off toward Baltimore, and you have nearly completed a deal that provided commercial uses in America for the remains of 20,000 dismantled Russian nuclear bombs.
Japan Times
WORLD
Nov 12, 2013
Kerry says Iranian side needed to consult with Tehran over nuclear deal
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry delivered an ardent defense Monday of President Barack Obama as a strong foreign policy leader and "man of his word," whose guarantee that Iran will never be allowed to obtain a nuclear weapon should be heeded by doubters.
JAPAN
Nov 11, 2013
Japan, Iran pledge continued efforts on nuclear issue
Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida and his Iranian counterpart, Mohammad Javad Zarif, agreed Sunday that their countries will continue efforts for an early resolution of issues related to Iran's nuclear program.
COMMENTARY / World
Nov 5, 2013
The U.S. is misreading Iran's nuclear intentions
If Iran really were bent on building an atom bomb, it probably would have done so by now, based on a nuclear program that dates to the time of the shah.
Japan Times
WORLD
Nov 3, 2013
Secret documents reveal how close USSR came to launching nukes in '83
Chilling new evidence that Britain and America came close to provoking the Soviet Union into launching a nuclear attack has emerged in former classified documents written at the height of the Cold War.
Japan Times
JAPAN / History
Oct 30, 2013
Spent fuel good enough for bomb, U.S. told Japan in 1977
The United States believed in 1977 that nuclear weapons could be produced from plutonium extracted from spent nuclear fuel at Japan's light water reactors and conveyed its view to Tokyo, according to Japanese diplomatic records declassified Wednesday.
EDITORIALS
Oct 28, 2013
Pushing for nuclear disarmament
For the first time Japan has joined other nations in signing a U.N. statement calling for the abolition of nuclear weapons, despite Japan's reliance on the U.S. nuclear umbrella.
COMMENTARY / World
Oct 21, 2013
Nuclear arms wake-up call
Nuclear policymaking in Asia, as elsewhere, is trapped in the Cold War mindset in which too much reliance is placed on the utility of nuclear deterrence and not enough on the risks.
Japan Times
COMMUNITY / Our Lives / TELLING LIVES
Oct 18, 2013
Norma Field, champion of Japan's leftist literature, retires — but not from anti-nuclear activism
A colleague once told me he didn't want to be attached to lost causes,' says academic Norma Field. 'I've never understood thinking like that. The bright spots in human history are so few. We should embrace and magnify them.
COMMENTARY / World
Oct 18, 2013
Can Iran's Rouhani deliver in new nuclear talks?
As nuclear talks begin with Iran, the world awaits the followup to the phone call between Iranian President Hassan Rouhani and U.S. President Barack Obama after Rouhani's U.N. visit.
JAPAN
Oct 11, 2013
Japan to finally sign anti-nukes statement
Japan will sign for the first time a joint statement to be issued at the United Nations calling on countries not to use nuclear weapons under any circumstances, government sources said Thursday.
COMMENTARY / World
Oct 9, 2013
Nuclear arms also serve as instruments of peace
The sensible path to peace starts with the realization that peace can be secured only through strength. Nuclear weapons represent that strength.
COMMENTARY / World
Oct 8, 2013
At last, Iran in from the cold?
Iran President Hassan Rouhani faces strong opposition at home from those whose political interests demand a continuation of the Iran-against-the-world confrontation.
COMMENTARY / World
Oct 8, 2013
Bibi and Obama head for a showdown on Iran
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's message to the U.N. was simple: If Iran doesn't abandon its nuclear ambitions in the coming months, we're going to have a crisis.

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