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by awagaman
09 Oct 2008 21:25
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: India nuclear news and discussion
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Views: 230689

Re: India nuclear news and discussion - 6 sep 2008

Vardarajan Hindu article: http://svaradarajan.blogspot.com/2008/10/bush-signing-statement-on-123-leaves.html Bush signing statement on 123 leaves flaws intact President endorses fuel assurances, but U.S. interpretation of agreement is unchanged Siddharth Varadarajan In a well-attended ceremony that ...
by awagaman
09 Oct 2008 06:41
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: India nuclear news and discussion
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Views: 230689

Re: India nuclear news and discussion - 6 sep 2008

Narayangaru - You are doing this often so I thought I'll point out COTUS means Constitution of US, not Congress of the US. Incidently, Bush statement does not mean "fuel assurance is there". He is confirming it is there in 123, but that is already know. Dispute is over nature of that assur...
by awagaman
09 Oct 2008 01:47
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: India nuclear news and discussion
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Views: 230689

Re: India nuclear news and discussion - 6 sep 2008

Will there be a further statement disowning parts of the law that conflict with POTUS power to make US foreign policy? Like after the Hyde Act? NDTV said we should wait for that statement before reaching any final judgment.
by awagaman
09 Oct 2008 01:25
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: India nuclear news and discussion
Replies: 2908
Views: 230689

Re: India nuclear news and discussion - 6 sep 2008

Bush statement before signing 123 Agreement law http://svaradarajan.blogspot.com/2008/10/bush-statement-before-signing-123.html Some preliminary thoughts, minutes after seeing President Bush sign the 123 enabling At into law... His spoken remarks were cleverly crafted to go as far as he can in accom...
by awagaman
05 Oct 2008 00:20
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: India nuclear news and discussion
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Views: 230689

Re: India nuclear news and discussion - 6 sep 2008

http://www.hindu.com/2008/10/04/stories/2008100460181000.htm Uncertainty over signing of 123 agreement during Rice visit Siddharth Varadarajan India ‘ok’ with draft Bush statement, will contest U.S. interpretations later U.S. is keen for the 123 to be formally concluded during the visit India wants ...
by awagaman
03 Oct 2008 11:42
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: India nuclear news and discussion
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Views: 230689

Re: India nuclear news and discussion - 6 sep 2008

Varadaraja blog: http://svaradarajan.blogspot.com/2008/10/123-miscellany.html 123 miscellany Now that the 123 has been approved, John McCain takes a pot shot at Barack Obama and claims his spot on the winning side: During the Senate's previous consideration of this important legislation, Senator Oba...
by awagaman
03 Oct 2008 11:40
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: India nuclear news and discussion
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Views: 230689

Re: India nuclear news and discussion - 6 sep 2008

Hindu leader http://www.hindu.com/2008/10/03/stories/2008100356401000.htm Do not operationalise 123 Given the riders that accompanied the passage of the U.S.-India Nuclear Cooperation Agreement through Capitol Hill, there is no reason for the United Progressive Alliance government to feel euphoric a...
by awagaman
02 Oct 2008 10:07
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: India nuclear news and discussion
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Views: 230689

Re: India nuclear news and discussion - 6 sep 2008

It is quite sickening to see the ecstasy here and cheering for America now that the Senate has done this. Please remember the prize is/was NSG. Do not buy from America unless you want to regrets this later.
by awagaman
30 Sep 2008 18:32
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: India nuclear news and discussion
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Views: 230689

Re: India nuclear news and discussion - 6 sep 2008

From S Varadarajan blog: http://svaradarajan.blogspot.com/2008/09/time-for-debate-on-liability-and.html Time for a debate on liability and damages Paul Kerr of the Congressional Research Service runs a quiet but useful blog on arms control issues. Thanks to him, we have the on-the-record answers pro...
by awagaman
21 Sep 2008 11:43
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: India nuclear news and discussion
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Views: 230689

Re: India nuclear news and discussion - 6 sep 2008

http://www.dissidentvoice.org/2008/09/rushing-into-the-wrong-future-the-us-india-nuclear-deal-energy-and-security/ Rushing into the Wrong Future: The U.S.-India Nuclear Deal, Energy and Security by Andrew Lichterman and M.V. Ramana / September 20th, 2008 In March 2000, the former President Bill Clin...
by awagaman
19 Sep 2008 15:02
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: India nuclear news and discussion
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Views: 230689

Re: India nuclear news and discussion - 6 sep 2008

From SV blog: http://svaradarajan.blogspot.com/2008/09/senate-hearing-on-123-agreement.html Senate 'testimoney' on the 123 Agreement Siddharth Varadarajan The Senate Foreign Relations Committee on September 18 held a hearing on the 'Agreement for Peaceful Nuclear Cooperation with India', a.k.a. the ...
by awagaman
18 Sep 2008 18:39
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: India nuclear news and discussion
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Views: 230689

Re: India nuclear news and discussion - 6 sep 2008

Albright's press release September 18, 2008 Indian Nuclear Export Controls and Information Security: Important Questions Remain Are Indian export controls and information security congruent with the promises and cheerleading? David Albright and Paul Brannan View the full report with imagery at: http...
by awagaman
17 Sep 2008 23:34
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: India nuclear news and discussion
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Views: 230689

Re: India nuclear news and discussion - 6 sep 2008

Why India and not Israel? From blog of S. Varadarajan http://svaradarajan.blogspot.com/2008/09/why-india-and-not-israel-heres-why.html Why India and not Israel? Here's why 'Why India and not Israel?" asks Avner Cohen in today's Ha'aretz : India's exemption could become a precedent for a new ap...
by awagaman
16 Sep 2008 16:11
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: India nuclear news and discussion
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Views: 230689

Re: India nuclear news and discussion - 6 sep 2008

http://svaradarajan.blogspot.com/2008/09/end-of-road-for-123-agreement.html End of the road for the 123 agreement -- Siddharth varadarajan A senior scientist who has closely followed the nuclear deal told me recently of a peculiar ritual among the ancients known as the vridhrshti of the paramachary...
by awagaman
15 Sep 2008 14:11
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: India nuclear news and discussion
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Views: 230689

Re: India nuclear news and discussion - 6 sep 2008

Key word is "potential weapons use" kinda confused with the language? does it means that till now there were 22 reactors that were available for military purpose, now only 8 will be available? The NPA disputes claims by some critics of the nuclear deal that it would free up India’s own ura...
by awagaman
15 Sep 2008 12:14
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: India nuclear news and discussion
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Views: 230689

Re: India nuclear news and discussion - 6 sep 2008

Dunno if these being poster here yet: 1. K.P. Nayyar in Telegraph on Bush admin. asking Indians to lobby with Senators to get the 123 act past Bush taps Indians to push N-deal in Senate K.P. NAYAR http://www.telegraphindia.com/1080915/jsp/frontpage/story_9834755.jsp#top 2. Sidhartha Varadarajan arti...
by awagaman
13 Sep 2008 00:54
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: India nuclear news and discussion
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Views: 230689

Re: India nuclear news and discussion - 6 sep 2008

Latest from SV blog: http://svaradarajan.blogspot.com/2008/09/wapos-non-news-on-enr-at-nsg.html WaPo's non-news on ENR at the NSG Glenn Kessler in today's Washington Post has a "sensational" story about how the Nuclear Suppliers Group last week reached a gentleman's understanding about not...
by awagaman
12 Sep 2008 12:31
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: India nuclear news and discussion
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Views: 230689

Re: India nuclear news and discussion - 6 sep 2008

The link to this in SV's blog seems not working so here is the full article on China, worth reading in full China 'overestimated' the strength of India's critics at NSG 'Procedural procrastination' was Chinese strategy to delay India waiver, NSG diplomats say Siddharth Varadarajan New Delhi: Disputi...
by awagaman
10 Sep 2008 23:44
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: India nuclear news and discussion
Replies: 2908
Views: 230689

Re: India nuclear news and discussion - 6 sep 2008

Detailed story by Varadarajan on China at the NSG: China 'overestimated' the strength of the 'seven dwarfs' at NSG 'Procedural procrastination' was Chinese strategy to delay India waiver, NSG diplomats say ... http://svaradarajan.blogspot.com/2008/09/china-overestimated-strength-of-seven.html
by awagaman
05 Sep 2008 03:31
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: India nuclear news and discussion - 1 sep 2008
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Views: 52099

Re: India nuclear news and discussion - 1 sep 2008

From SV blog:- http://svaradarajan.blogspot.com/2008/09/bush-berman-bombshell-and-ghosts-of.html The Bush-Berman bombshell and the ghosts of Tarapur The State Department letter is proof that America has been negotiating in bad faith. Even if the NSG grants India a clean and unconditional waiver, the...
by awagaman
03 Sep 2008 17:37
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: India nuclear news and discussion - 1 sep 2008
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Views: 52099

Re: India nuclear news and discussion - 1 sep 2008

http://svaradarajan.blogspot.com/2008/09/stake-has-been-driven-through-nuclear.html 03 September 2008 A stake has been driven through the nuclear deal An initial reaction to the latest evidence of American bad faith Siddharth Varadarajan Vienna: On May 22, 2008, I wrote about HR711 and the "se...
by awagaman
02 Sep 2008 01:08
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: India nuclear news and discussion - 1 sep 2008
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Views: 52099

Re: India nuclear news and discussion - 1 sep 2008

Text of People's Daily commentary on the Indian nuclear deal Someone posted the PTI report but I found Siddharth Varadarajan's English translation of the article on his blog. http://svaradarajan.blogspot.com/2008/09/peoples-daily-commentary-on-indian.html In diplomacy, timing is everything. One day...
by awagaman
01 Sep 2008 00:14
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: India Nuclear News and Discussion 23 July 2008
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Views: 130654

Re: India Nuclear News and Discussion 23 July 2008

sanjaykumar wrote:I am curious as to the 25 ammendments sponsored by Canada.


I think that news is bullshit. There are barely 25 sentences in the original waiver. Obviously the Canadians would not have proposed more than one amendment for each sentence!
by awagaman
31 Aug 2008 23:25
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: India Nuclear News and Discussion 23 July 2008
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Views: 130654

Re: India Nuclear News and Discussion 23 July 2008

http://svaradarajan.blogspot.com/2008/08/nsg-draft-ver-20-reax.html From SV's blogspot: 31 August 2008 NSG draft ver 2.0: Reax Reuter's man in Vienna, Mark Heinrich, is a formidable reporter with great contacts so when he writes something, it is worth taking seriously. His dispatch today has initia...
by awagaman
23 Aug 2008 13:18
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: India Nuclear News and Discussion 23 July 2008
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Views: 130654

Re: India Nuclear News and Discussion 23 July 2008

Was this what Varadarajan meant in his first dispatches from Vienna about Americans "underselling" the waiver? http://svaradarajan.blogspot.com/2008/08/eyes-on-nsg-prize-india-readies-itself.html 21 August 2008 The Hindu Eyes on NSG prize, India prepares for big day Siddharth Varadarajan V...
by awagaman
23 Aug 2008 10:16
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: India Nuclear News and Discussion 23 July 2008
Replies: 1854
Views: 130654

Re: India Nuclear News and Discussion 23 July 2008

Too much is being spilt here on what is a relatively simple matter. 1. Unkil is going to push for amendments to the draft waiver. 2. Though he always wanted these, he would rather blame small countries in NSG for it. 3. Some in GOI will want to accommodate these demands, others, mainly in Bombay, wi...
by awagaman
23 Aug 2008 03:44
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: India Nuclear News and Discussion 23 July 2008
Replies: 1854
Views: 130654

Re: India Nuclear News and Discussion 23 July 2008

http://svaradarajan.blogspot.com/2008/08/conditions-mooted-for-indian-nuclear.html Dateline Vienna: Conditions mooted for Indian nuclear waiver They have their wish list but most NSG countries who demanded changes in the draft waiver for India in the special plenary of the nuclear cartel's meeting ...
by awagaman
22 Aug 2008 02:51
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: India Nuclear News and Discussion 23 July 2008
Replies: 1854
Views: 130654

Re: India Nuclear News and Discussion 23 July 2008

Naysayers set to delay India decision Siddharth Varadarajan The Hindu 22/8/08 http://www.hindu.com/2008/08/22/stories/2008082257830100.htm Naysayers set to delay India decision Siddharth Varadarajan U.S., India to examine ‘suggestions’ Vienna: The Nuclear Suppliers Group began formal deliberations h...
by awagaman
21 Aug 2008 18:59
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: India Nuclear News and Discussion 23 July 2008
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Views: 130654

Re: India Nuclear News and Discussion 23 July 2008

Janta here, we should keep the discussion here civilised and not be abusive about NZ and co. They have a point of view, let us respect it and find a way to convince them. Showering gaalis and talking bravado is not helpful and they only have to read some of the more extremist comments here to feel a...
by awagaman
20 Aug 2008 18:49
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: India Nuclear News and Discussion 23 July 2008
Replies: 1854
Views: 130654

Re: India Nuclear News and Discussion 23 July 2008

Do not go by today's story of Bagchi in TOI. Anyone else notice it is identical to the story run by Samanta in Express? The source is the same. And he is unkil. Think: All the Indian officials in the know are at the NSG -- Shiv Shankar Menon, Shyam Saran, Kakodkar. But unkil is spinning away in Delh...
by awagaman
20 Aug 2008 17:00
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: India Nuclear News and Discussion 23 July 2008
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Views: 130654

Re: India Nuclear News and Discussion 23 July 2008

Good article: The exception called India by G. Bhalachandran, Indian Express. http://www.indianexpress.com/story/350837._.html Interview with strategic affairs editor of Hindu, Siddharth Varadarajan by the Heinrich Boell foundation website http://www.boell-india.org/ which belongs to the Greens Part...
by awagaman
19 Aug 2008 09:01
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: India Nuclear News and Discussion 23 July 2008
Replies: 1854
Views: 130654

Re: India Nuclear News and Discussion 23 July 2008

While going through the armscontrolwonk comments, I found this interesting link: http://nukesofhazard.blogspot.com/2008/08/reflections-on-us-proposal-to-exempt.html where the following interpretations are offered in order to exaplain why the NSG draft is so "weaK": 1. The Bush administrati...
by awagaman
18 Aug 2008 23:35
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: India Nuclear News and Discussion 23 July 2008
Replies: 1854
Views: 130654

Re: India Nuclear News and Discussion 23 July 2008

There's an interesting discussion on India and the NSG exception and CTBT etc at armscontrolwonk, especially the comments section:

http://www.armscontrolwonk.com/1997/india-nsg-exemption-in-danger#comment
by awagaman
13 Aug 2008 16:32
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: India Nuclear News and Discussion 23 July 2008
Replies: 1854
Views: 130654

Re: India Nuclear News and Discussion 23 July 2008

The purpose of this "planted" article in Times of India is obvious. Unkil wants the Indians to start getting used to idea that there will be conditions. TOI is playing this game. Note the article is attributed to "sources" and not "Indian sources". Those "sources&q...
by awagaman
13 Aug 2008 16:29
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: India Nuclear News and Discussion 23 July 2008
Replies: 1854
Views: 130654

Re: India Nuclear News and Discussion 23 July 2008

Somebody asked where is the NSG draft.

I think it is here:
http://www.hindu.com/2008/08/12/stories ... 711000.htm

in Varadarajan's story in the Hindu.

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