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Nuclear Materials Remain Vulnerable to Theft, Despite U.S.-Led Effort

March 30, 2016
David Sanger, William Broad | The New York Times
As President Obama gathers world leaders in Washington this week for his last Nuclear Security Summit, tons of materials that terrorists could use to make small nuclear devices or dirty bombs remain deeply vulnerable to theft. Still, Mr. Obama’s six-year effort to rid the world of loose nuclear material has succeeded in pulling bomb-grade fuel out of countries from Ukraine to Chile, and has firmly put nuclear security on the global agenda.

Executive Action on Guns, North Korean Nuclear Threat and Countdown to Iowa & NH

January 8, 2016
Obama proposes changes to curb gun violence, North Korea claims h-bomb test and Donald Trump takes aim at Clinton and Cruz
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How should the world respond to North Korea’s bombshell claim?

January 6, 2016
Gwen Ifill talks with former Obama administration official Wendy Sherman and Siegfried Hecker, former director of the Los Alamos National Laboratory, about why we should be worried about North Korea’s purported test of a hydrogen bomb, how world powers should respond and possible motivations for Kim Jong Un.
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U.S. officials fear Iran moving too fast on nuke deal

October 17, 2015
Michael Crowley | POLITICO
With the next phase of the Iran nuclear deal beginning Sunday, some U.S. officials worry that Tehran has set unrealistic expectations for how quickly it can comply with the deal and end economic sanctions.
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Smugglers Tried to Sell Nuclear Material to ISIS

October 8, 2015
Pete Williams | NBC News
In the backwaters of Eastern Europe, authorities working with the FBI have interrupted four attempts in the past five years by gangs with suspected Russian connections that sought to sell radioactive material to Middle Eastern extremists, The Associated Press has learned.
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“If You Can’t Do This Deal ... Go Back to Tehran.”

September 25, 2015
Indira Lakshmanan | Politico
The inside story of the Obama administration's Iran diplomacy.
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#16for2016: What if Iran starts making nuclear weapons?

September 17, 2015
It's important to discuss Iran, Daniel says, because "what if they start making nukes... they're poised to start launching attacks."
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Secure in Iran deal victory, White House is gently mocking its opponents

September 10, 2015
Christi Parsons | Los Angeles Times
From the moment negotiators signed off on a sweeping accord designed to limit Iran’s nuclear program, the White House went to work to ensure that Congress could not derail it.
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