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  On the radar: Going down to the wire; Adversaries brace for a deal, eventually; The real debate is just beginning; Sanctions bring pain to Iran’s middle class; Pyongyang says it wants to talk; and Boozing below the seas.   Read more »
Posted on November 21, 2014
On the radar: Rubio and Republicans posturing; Kerry goes wheels up; What’s at stake; the Need for a deal by deadline; Economic incentives of a deal; Top 5 benefits of a deal; China Commission report drops; North Korea mad again; and a History lesson on UN sanctions. Read more »
Posted on November 20, 2014
  On the radar: Stakes are high; Iran needs to move; What constitutes a good deal; Babysitting a 40-ton missile; Pentagon’s Kansas City shuffle; How Congress could kill a deal; Enforcing sanctions on North Korea; and US-Russia nuclear cooperation during the Cold War.   Read more »
Posted on November 19, 2014
  On the radar: Securing loose nukes; Iran talks update; Shlomo Brom on a deal; Lessons from Pyongyang; Old nukes, old thinking; Russia’s reactor deal; U.S. and Iranian opponents to a deal have a lot in common; and MOX gets a stay of execution.   Read more »
Posted on November 18, 2014
On the radar: DoD nuclear reports released; Throw money at it; Management tweaks; It’s the mission not the missiles; Nuclear bailout sought; Russia ices nonpro cooperation; Preserving momentum in the Iran talks; Why verification is essential for a deal; and Lockheed uses taxpayer money to lobby for more taxpayer money. Read more »
Posted on November 17, 2014
  On the radar: About that IR-5 story; No photo op in Oman; Putin’s behavior on Iran; a Reactor deal; Arms control in the last Obama years; Hanford whistleblower suit, and taking the hype out of any ISIS radiological threat.   Read more »
Posted on November 11, 2014
  On the radar: Problems at all levels; Nuclear upgrade costs soar; Analysis of the IAEA report; Talks enter endgame; Obama’s letter; North Korea releases prisoners; Israel’s arsenal; New Manhattan Project images; and Hunting radioactive deer.   Read more »
Posted on November 10, 2014
  On the radar: Editorials see importance of getting a deal, risk of Congressional sabotage; Zakaria and Ignatius on the next two years; New IAEA report; Obama writes a letter; Gaps remain; and State taps a new North Korea special representative.   Read more »
Posted on November 7, 2014
  On the radar: Oversight lapses at UPF; EU hopes for a deal; Obama on midterms, Iran talks; U.S. and France seek PMD guarantees; Hardliners want a deal without the ties; Russia snubs nuclear summit; and Cracks at DOE (literally).   Read more »
Posted on November 6, 2014
  On the radar: Unnecessary, harmful; 85% of American Jews favor a deal; Iran and Afghanistan; North Korea boosts enrichment; Congress’ lame duck laundry list; Insisting on transparency; Israel’s perspective on a deal; and the Russian piece of the Antares explosion.   Read more »
Posted on November 5, 2014