Matt Bunn’s comments in “this post”:http://www.armscontrolwonk.com/2168/taking-eurodif-to-the-cleaners#comment provide some weedy details on NNSA’s “HEU Transparency Program.”:http://www.ead.anl.gov/project/dsp_topicdetail.cfm?topicid=42
Monthly Archives: January 2009
Hot Iran Track II Action
Laura R also has a post up about Iran track II discussions. Lots of people know about these and I’m not sure how significant they really have been. But the post has a few names and other details that I hadn’t heard before. Take a “look.”:http://thecable.foreignpolicy.com/posts/2009/01/29/americas_secret_back_channel_diplomacy_with_iran
I haven’t been posting transition pr0n, but I feel compelled to note that, according to “Laura Rozen,”:http://thecable.foreignpolicy.com/posts/2009/01/30/names_wolfsthal_to_ovp former ACA staffer Jon Wolfsthal is going to the OVP to work on non-pro issues. That’s pretty cool.
Bubbles and Rush
Enough substance. This is from the Trailer Park Boys’ 24 January show in Toronto:
India to Sign Safeguards Agreement
It’s going to happen on Monday, “Reuters tells me.”:http://in.reuters.com/article/topNews/idINIndia-37734620090129
The SGA will, of course, not prevent India from building more nuclear weapons, but, you know, details…
Conference on Armament
Miles and Jeff from ACA tipped me off on “this recent statement”:http://www.reachingcriticalwill.org/political/cd/speeches09/1session/27January_Russia.html from Russian Ambassador Loshchinin at the CD.
Arguing that Georgia ought not be an observer at the Conference, he stated
bq. The request of Georgia to be an observer here at the Conference of Disarmament is somewhat surprising. I will not refer to the details of the events of August of 2008, when the regime of Saakashvili launched its aggression against South Ossetia. I will simply remind you that over the last several years Tbilisi has increased its military budget thirty fold, thirty times, which can not be in any way in line with the work of our Conference. *The name of our Conference is the Conference on Disarmament and not on armament.*
Shoe Bombing in Dupont Circle
Apparently, Nathan Hodge and I caught the same “demonstration”:http://blog.wired.com/defense/2009/01/shoe-bombers-co.html on MLK Day.
New Links on the Blogroll
Take a look to your left.
AQ Khan’s Site
That’s not a typo in the title. I just found the man’s “personal web site”:http://www.draqkhan.com.pk/ via “Die Weltwoche”:http://www.weltwoche.ch/ausgaben/2009-04/artikel-2009-04-interview-khan-english-version.html.
I am amused by the fact that a Beltway Bandit employee found “this post”:http://www.totalwonkerr.net/1304/dan-poneman-experience while (presumably) searching for transition pr0n or related material about Dan Poneman.