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The United Nations Security Council approved Resolution 1929 yesterday.  It clears the path for the fourth round of UN sanctions on Iran.   The P5+1 foreign ministers issued a statement that says, in part, that they “expect Iran to pragmatic attitude and to respond positively” to dialogue and negotiations.  Good luck with that.  With any …

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Nuclear proliferator AQ Khan will not appeal a court decision that curbs his movement and other freedoms.  Meanwhile the former Pakistani Ambassador to Germany says civilian nuclear talks with U.S. not on the table, export controls and the U.S. Congress a barrier. WikiLeaks editors complain that it WikiLeaks “has been the subject of hostile acts by security …

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Seems like officials in India have asked the United States to review and update its export controls to reflect the changed political realities of the emerging strategic partnership.  So does every foreign government that purchases military and dual-use technology from the U.S.   So long as there are sufficient controls on the other end to protect …