Churchill Saw It Coming

One hundred and thirty six years ago this week, Winston Churchill—arguably the leading statesman of the twentieth century—was born. The son of a British father and an American mother, Churchill is often remembered for his formidable oratory skills and his love of fine cigars. Yet Churchill was also a great friend to America whose warnings […]

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Iranian Nuclear Plant is Powering Up

The first Iranian nuclear power plant is powering up and will be able to provide electricity to the nation’s cities by next month, according to Vice President Ali Akba Salehi. The Iranian leader was quoted by the semi-official Fars news service as saying the 1,000-megawatt light-water nuclear reactor built by Russia in Bushehr has been […]

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‘Do it for Dmitry’ Is Poor Policy

In his latest Los Angeles Times article, Doyle McManus identifies President Obama’s attempts to sell New START, the nuclear arms reduction treaty between the U.S. and Russia, to the Republicans in the Senate as “increasingly desperate.” Indeed, the Administration’s arguments for ratifying the treaty have evolved from claiming that the accord is a modest treaty […]

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Iran Suspends Nuclear Enrichment; Stuxnet Virus Suspected

by Gil Ronen Major technical problems in Iran’s nuclear program have forced the temporary shutdown of thousands of centrifuges enriching uranium at Iran’s Natanz plant, diplomats told The Associated Press on Monday. The diplomats said the problems have caused Iranian experts to “briefly power down” the machines they use for enrichment.   The sources said […]

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Another malfunction shuts down the No. 3 reactor at the Kola Nuclear Power Plant for the third time in three months

MURMANSK – The No. 3 reactor block of the embattled Kola Nuclear Power Plant was shut down today by its automatic switch off in what is a seeming series of more and more incidents at the Kola, and well as other Russian NPPs. In a release on Kola NPP’s website, operators said that, “at 1:38 […]

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