01 January 2008

speedlinking: Starting the New Year with many post links ...

These first from Center for American Progress ...

Nuclear & Biological Weapons

  • Contain and Engage

    A New U.S. Strategy for Iran
    Joseph Cirincione and Andrew Grotto outline five options and an effective strategy for resolving the nuclear crisis with Iran.

Top Five Nuclear Issues of 2007
by Joseph Cirincione, Alexandra Bell, December 28, 2007
Looking back at 2007 and ahead to 2008 reveals nuclear threats but also opportunities, write Joseph Cirincione and Alexandra Bell

Bloggingheads: A Would-Be Messiah
by Joseph Cirincione, December 16, 2007

A Diplomatic About-Face: Bush Writes Kim. Should Iran Be Next?
by Andrew J. Grotto, Joseph Cirincione, December 6, 2007
After sending a letter to North Korea’s leader, what’s stopping the president from engaging Iran, ask Grotto and Cirincione.

Nuclear Shock Therapy: New Report Refutes White House Case for War with Iran
by Joseph Cirincione, Andrew J. Grotto, December 4, 2007
White House war fever is checked just in time by its own intelligence agencies, write Joseph Cirincione and Andrew Grotto.

A Report Half Empty: Iran Needs to Level with the IAEA
by Joseph Cirincione, Andrew J. Grotto, November 16, 2007
The International Atomic Energy Agency deserves more answers from Iran on its nuclear development program, argue Joseph Cirincione and Andrew Grotto.

Cassandra’s Conundrum
by Joseph Cirincione, November 1, 2007

The Nuclear Catch
by Joseph Cirincione, William W. Keller, Gordon R. Mitchell, October 11, 2007

The Middle East's Nuclear Surge
by Joseph Cirincione, Uri Leventer, August 21, 2007
Joe Cirincione and Uri Leventer argue that Iran's still-developing nuclear program is already sending ripples through the Middle East.

Atomic Echoes
by Joseph Cirincione, August 7, 2007
Joseph Cirincione looks back on the rise of nuclear arsenals and discusses why we may be ready to heed the original warnings of nuclear scientists.

Nuclear Summer
by Joseph Cirincione, Uri Leventer, July 23, 2007
Cirincione and Leventer discuss this summer’s dramatic reminder of all four nuclear threats and the harbinger of a fifth.

Arms Control's New Movement
by Joseph Cirincione, July 18, 2007

China's Proliferation Policies and Practices: Testimony of Joseph Cirincione
July 12, 2007
Senior CAP Fellow Joseph Cirincione testifies on China's proliferation and the impact of trade policy on defense industries in the U.S. and China.

Smarter Sanctions for Iran
by Andrew J. Grotto, July 12, 2007
Legislation to broaden sanctions against Iran will only work if it is focused on clear international objectives, argues Andrew Grotto.

Resolving the Deadliest Nuclear Threats
by Joseph Cirincione, May 10, 2007
Cirincione outlines a strategy for addressing nuclear threats from terrorism, fuel technology, new weapon states, and existing arsenals.

Get Smart on Ballistic Missiles
by Joseph Cirincione, Andrew Wade, May 8, 2007
Detailed analysis of ballistic missile arsenals shows that the U.S.’ enormous anti-missile budget could be better spent.

Global Ballistic Missile Arsenals, 2007
by Andrew Wade, May 8, 2007

How to Resolve the Iranian Nukes Crisis, In Just Three Steps
April 30, 2007
Confused about the Iranian nukes crisis? Here's an explanation of the situation and how CAP's experts think we should handle it.

Toxic Trains and the Terrorist Threat
April 2, 2007
New report outlines how water utilities can get chlorine gas off of railways and out of American communities.

Countering Iran’s Nuclear Ambitions
by Andrew J. Grotto, March 28, 2007
Andrew Grotto argues that U.N. sanctions are a good first step, but the U.S. must maintain this international unity to end the Iran nuclear crisis.

The Value of a Unified U.N. Security Council
by Spencer P. Boyer, March 23, 2007
Spencer Boyer explains the negotiations that led to important U.N. Security Council resolutions on the nuclear crises in North Korea and Iran.

Iraq: Nuclear Boomerang
by Joseph Cirincione, March 21, 2007

We Got Tubed—Again
by Joseph Cirincione, March 20, 2007

Change of Course
March 19, 2007

Curbing the Iran Nuclear Crisis
March 14, 2007
CAP’s Joseph Cirincione and Andrew Grotto propose a strategy to combine containment with diplomacy to curb Iran’s enrichment of uranium.

Is the North Korea Deal Worth Celebrating?
by Andrew J. Grotto, March 11, 2007

A New Strategy for Iran
March 7, 2007
New CAP report detailing a strategy for resolving the Iranian nuclear crisis receives warm reception from Iran experts

Hurry Up Please It's Time
March 5, 2007

Pragmatism Trumps Ideology on North Korea
by Andrew J. Grotto, February 23, 2007
The deal cut with North Korea is only a first step toward a grander bargain that will require White House pragmatists to win out over the ideologues.

North Korean Pressure Points
by Joseph Cirincione, February 13, 2007
Joe Cirincione details the six factors that led to a nuclear deal with North Korea--and that could ensure its implementation.

Breakthrough in Sight: U.S. Talks with North Korea Get Serious
by Joseph Cirincione, Andrew J. Grotto, January 18, 2007
Reversing course, Bush administration tries direct negotiations with Pyongyang to curb North Korea's nuclear weapons program. It's about time.

Still Not Ready
by Andrew J. Grotto, December 14, 2006
Study shows that states need better public health infrastructure and closer coordination; Andy Grotto that can only happen with federal guidance.

Dismal Legacy of 109th Congress
December 12, 2006
Incoming congressional leaders have plenty on their plate to fix after the 109th Congress leaves town with budgeting woefully incomplete.

A Nonproliferation Disaster
by Daryl G. Kimball, Joseph Cirincione, December 11, 2006
U.S.-India nuclear deal blows a hole in the fabric of U.S. nonproliferation law, write Daryl G. Kimball and Joseph Cirincione.

Ask The Expert: Facing Iran
by Graham Webster, December 5, 2006
Cirincione outlines the need for an updated nonproliferation agreement and major changes to the hazardous Bush administration approach.

Committee Hearing Calls for Direct Talks with North Korea
by Rachel Weise, November 17, 2006
Direct negotiations are clearly not a partisan issue, but the only feasible option to deal with the threat of a nuclear Korean peninsula.

Fix the Nuclear Trade Deal with India
November 15, 2006
A lame duck session is no time to consider the Bush administration's nuclear assistance deal with India. This pact requires more review.

Building an Effective Strategy in Iran
November 14, 2006
U.S. has nothing to lose and everything to gain from entering into direct diplomacy with Iran.

Tough Diplomacy Works: Pyongyang Responds to Sticks and Carrots
by Joseph Cirincione, November 1, 2006
Cirincione argues U.S. must jettison "regime change" rhetoric in favor of proven diplomatic solutions to nuclear proliferation in Northeast Asia.

Practical Alternatives
by Joseph Cirincione, October 20, 2006
But a tough policy of containment directed at North Korea and Iran, and a change of course in Iraq, would do the trick.

The Failure of Regime Change
by Joseph Cirincione, October 16, 2006
Bush foreign policy fails America, but it’s not too late to change course.

Who's Next to Go Nuclear?
by Andrew J. Grotto, October 15, 2006

Stop North Korea Now
by Joseph Cirincione, October 9, 2006
Military, economic, and diplomatic moves must be taken to protect U.S. interests, regional peace, and global nonproliferation.

North Korea Nuclear Timeline
by Rachel Weise, October 9, 2006
Virtually all of North Korea’s nuclear growth has occurred under conservative administrations known for their "strength" on defense.

Kim's Latest Gambit
October 4, 2006
North Korea’s latest nuclear threat, if acted on, would have grave consequences. The Bush administration needs to change course.

Enhancing Biosecurity
September 26, 2006
New bill takes an important step towards countering the twin threats of natural pandemics and biological terrorism.

Time to Talk to Iran
September 19, 2006
Sanctions are needed to get Iran's attention, but negotiations are equally important before considering military action.

How Safe is America from a Terrorist Attack?
September 6, 2006
A bipartisan survey of national security experts says U.S. is less safe now than after 9/11 due to failed Bush administration policies.

Regime Change Won't Work
September 5, 2006
Sanctions may be needed to get Iran's attention, but negotiations are equally important to resolution.

The Stakes are Raised
July 25, 2006

Crib Sheet: North Korea's Missile Tests
by Andrew J. Grotto, July 6, 2006

Biosecurity Action Plan
June 28, 2006

Countering Pandemic Disease and Biological Terrorism
June 22, 2006

Biosecurity Action Plan
by Andrew J. Grotto, June 20, 2006

Nuclear Proliferation Status, 2006
by Joseph Cirincione, June 9, 2006

Missile Crisis?
June 6, 2006

Achieving Biosecurity
May 23, 2006

Containing Pandemic Flu
May 8, 2006

Preventing Toxic Terrorism
April 24, 2006
New report outlines safer alternatives that would prevent a catastrophic chemical release from harming millions of Americans.

Crib Sheet: Iran's Nuclear Ambitions
by Andrew J. Grotto, April 24, 2006

Crib Sheet: Nukes and India
March 14, 2006

Iraq's Hot Properties
by Andrew J. Grotto, September 1, 2005

Sixty Years Later: Hiroshima and the Bomb
by Andrew J. Grotto, August 6, 2005

Sixty Years Later
August 3, 2005

Defusing the Threat of Radiological Weapons
by Andrew J. Grotto, July 27, 2005

The Einstein-Russell Manifesto, 50 Years On
by Jonathan D. Moreno, July 5, 2005

A Korean Primer on Nuclear Anxiety
by Lawrence J. Korb, Peter Ogden, May 31, 2005

Agenda for Security: Controlling the Nuclear Threat
by Andrew J. Grotto, March 3, 2005

Nuclear Bunker-Busters and Article VI of the Non-Proliferation Treaty
by Andrew J. Grotto, February 22, 2005

Bush Failing at Nuclear Security
by Lawrence J. Korb, January 4, 2005

The Road to Nuclear Security
by Lawrence J. Korb, Peter Ogden, December 16, 2004

How to Approach Iran
December 13, 2004

Bring the IAEA Back In
by Max Bergmann, November 23, 2004

Iran, the IAEA and the UN
by Andrew J. Grotto, November 1, 2004

Failing Grades: America's Security Three Years After 9/11
September 9, 2004

Bookmarked 9/11 Commission Report
August 2, 2004

Lack of American Leadership Impeding Nonproliferation Efforts
August 2, 2004

June 8, 2004

Toward a Progressive Strategy on North Korea
April 28, 2004

Going Critical: The First North Korean Nuclear Crisis
by Joel S. Wit, Daniel Poneman, Robert L. Gallucci, April 20, 2004

Only Real Negotiations Can Test North Korea
by Ivo H. Daalder, February 24, 2004

Response to President Bush's Speech on WMD Proliferation
February 11, 2004

Statement of Bob Boorstin
February 11, 2004

The Korean Nuclear Crisis: Finding a Solution
February 5, 2004

U.S. Policy and the Iranian Nuclear Question
February 4, 2004

THEN & NOW: Heeding & Ignoring Intel Warnings On Weak WMD Evidence
February 3, 2004

State of the Union: National Security
January 21, 2004

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