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  • Proliferation Analysis
    Syria Successfully Tests Scud D Missile
    September 3, 2000

    Syria conducted a successful test of the 600 kilometer-range Scud-D missile on September 23, according to Israeli officials. The Scud-D, which Syria acquired from North Korea, is capable of carrying conventional, nuclear, chemical and biological warheads.

     
  • Proliferation Analysis
    Lost at Sea: The Problems with Sea-based Missile Defense
    September 2, 2000

    Sea-based national missile defense systems have become the most discussed and least understood of all proposed missile defense projects. Proponents assert that Aegis destroyers and cruisers can quickly and inexpensively provide a highly-effective defense against both intermediate- and intercontinental-range ballistic missiles. In fact, sea-based national defense systems face major technological uncertainties, cannot be deployed for at least a decade and could prove prohibitively expensive.

     
  • Proliferation Analysis
    President Delays NMD
    September 2, 2000

    President Clinton has delayed any decision regarding deployment of national missile defenses (NMD) until the next President takes office.

     
  • Op-Ed
    Republicans Do It Better
    Joseph Cirincione September 1, 2000 Carnegie
     
  • Proliferation Analysis
    Experts Release Nuclear Security Report: Urgent Action
    September 1, 2000

    A new report by three leading nuclear experts urges more aggressive efforts to reduce the threat of nuclear instability in Russia. The report's central recommendation is that the United States immediately and significantly increase the resources devoted to current efforts to secure and consolidate nuclear weapon materials in the sprawling Russian nuclear complex.

     
  • Proliferation Analysis
    Lessons From the Kursk
    September 1, 2000

    The Kursk submarine disaster has grabbed world attention, but there is one question no one is asking: Why are these ships going to sea at all?" Jon Wolfsthal of the Carnegie Non-Proliferation Project explores this question in an editorial published in the Christian Science Monitor on August 28, 2000. He argues that "[w]ith the Cold War over, the rationale for keeping such systems at sea is gone, and the risk that the next accident will involve a ship carrying nuclear weapons is unacceptably high."

     
  • Proliferation Analysis
    New Delays Hit NMD
    September 1, 2000

    The Pentagon's top test official says that the Clinton administration's national missile defense system is behind schedule and years from possible deployment.

     
  • Op-Ed
    Kursk: Cold War Casualty
    Jon Wolfsthal August 30, 2000 Carnegie

    The Kursk submarine disaster has grabbed world attention, but there's one question no one is asking: Why are these subs at sea at all? The cold war is over - the reason for keeping them at sea is gone, and the risk the next accident will involve a sub carrying nuclear weapons is unacceptably high.

     
  • Proliferation Analysis
    Classified Intelligence Estimate Assesses Worst Case Responses
    August 29, 2000

    A National Intelligence Estimate (NIE) on the possible implications of the United States deploying National Missile Defenses (NMD) was delivered by the Intelligence Community to President Clinton the week of August 7th, after several months of preparation.

     
  • Proliferation Analysis
    The Depths of the Russian Navy
    August 29, 2000

    The story of the Russian nuclear submarine sunk at the bottom of the Barents Sea with a 116-man crew is terrifying, but it should not be a surprise, especially to the Russian navy," asserts Carnegie's Alexander Pikayev in a New York Times op-ed dated August 16. As Russia accepts British assistance to rescue the crew of the Russian nuclear submarine Kursk, the plight of the entire Russian Navy has come under the spotlight. The following is an excerpt from "A Navy in Need.

     
  • Op-Ed
    Message Implicit in Kursk Disaster
    Jon Wolfsthal August 28, 2000 Carnegie
     
  • Op-Ed
    Navy In Need
    August 16, 2000 Carnegie
     
  • Event
    Protecting Nuclear Materials in the Former Soviet Union
    Jon Wolfsthal August 15, 2000 Washington, DC: Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, 1995

    Assessing Current Efforts and Recommendations for Future Action Joint Non-Proliferation Project/RANSAC Event, August 15, 2000

     
  • Proliferation Analysis
    Arms Control and the Election: Senator Lieberman's Record
    August 10, 2000

    By choosing Senator Joseph Lieberman for a running mate, Presidential Candidate Al Gore adds a Senator with strong convictions on national missile defense (NMD) and considerable expertise on arms-control to the Democratic Presidential ticket.

     
  • Proliferation Analysis
    Pentagon Delays Assessment of U.S. NMD
    August 10, 2000

    Ihe Pentagon's assessment of the program to develop a National Missile Defense (NMD) system has been delayed by "several weeks", and is now expected in early September.

     
  • Proliferation Analysis
    A "Symbolically Historic" Encounter in Bangkok
    July 31, 2000

    In the highest level talks since 1953, U.S. Secretary of State Madeleine Albright met North Korea’s Foreign Minister Paek Nam-sun in Bangkok. The meeting took place during the Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN) Regional Forum, which North Korea was attending for the first time. Secretary Albright said the meeting was a "symbolically historic step away from the sterility and hostility of the past." The 70-minute discussion – which lasted twice as long as had been scheduled –was "a useful and substantive exchange of views," according to one State Department official. Secretary Albright said she had addressed all issues of American concern, including North Korea’s missile program and had asked about Pyongyang's reported willingness to end this program in exchange for space launch services. The Secretary received no clarification on this point.

     
  • Proliferation Analysis
    Arms Control and the Election: Party Platforms
    July 31, 2000

    The Republican Party will adopt its official platform at this week's Convention in Philadelphia. The draft platform basically mirrors the position of candidate George W. Bush and will likely be approved with little modification. Two weeks from now, the Democratic Party will complete their own platform for adoption by the Party convention in Los Angeles.

     
  • Proliferation Analysis
    China's Proliferation Record
    July 25, 2000 Carnegie

    During the years of isolation from the West, China’s posture rhetorically favored nuclear weapons proliferation, particularly in the Third World, as a rallying point for anti-imperialism. Through the 1970s, China’s policy was not to oppose nuclear proliferation, which it still saw as limiting U.S. and Soviet power.

     
  • Event
    Now You See It, Now You Don't: India's Nuclear History
    Jon Wolfsthal July 25, 2000 Washington, DC: Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, 1996

    History of the Nuclear Age Series

     
  • Proliferation Analysis
    Iranian Missile a Regional Issue
    July 24, 2000

    Iran had its first successful test of the Shahab-3 ballistic missile on July 15. The first test missile in July 1998 exploded shortly after launch. The missile is based on the North Korean NoDong-1, with a range of 1200-1300 kilometers with a one-ton payload. Some cite Iran as a ballistic missile threat justifying deployment of an American national missile defense system. However, Iran remains primarily a regional concern.

     
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    Tristan Volpe is a nonresident fellow at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace and assistant professor of defense analysis at the Naval Postgraduate School.

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    Nuclear Policy Program

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  • Tong Zhao
    Senior Fellow
    Carnegie China

    Tong Zhao is a senior fellow in Carnegie’s Nuclear Policy Program.

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