Authorizes executive branch to link export regulations with nonproliferation Nuclear Nonproliferation Act Incorporates nonproliferation safeguard obligations for foreign countries importing U. Additionally, INKSA authorizes sanctions for the transfer of equipment and technologies that can materially contribute to the proliferation of WMD and missile systems. Department of State conduct bi-annual analyses, assessing 60, intelligence reports in order to identify cases to recommend for interagency review. Export-Import Bank to facilitate trade between the U.
By Devon Chaffee T The United States even came close to war with North Korea over their nuclear weapons program in Iraq, on the other hand, is not thought to have the materials necessary to build a nuclear weapon, and has stated that it will allow United Nations lead weapons inspections.
Yet the administration has made clear its commitment to find a diplomatic solution to crisis with North Korea and to pursue the option to use force against Iraq, without providing convincing answers as to why its response to the two nations should differ so greatly.
If we must wage war on Iraq because of the threat of nuclear weapons, why not Israel, which is thought to possess approximately nuclear weapons?
Why not Pakistan, which is nuclear capable and is thought to have provided North Korea with enrichment technology?
Why not China which provided Pakistan with that technology in the first place? It is clear the United States cannot and should not take pre-emptive military action against each of these proliferators.
On the other hand, if the Bush Administration is confident that diplomacy is the correct option for North Korea, Israel, India, Pakistan and other potential proliferators, why not Iraq?
The very fact that the United States is treating Iraq differently from other proliferators is infuriating many countries, particularly Arab ones, and threatening US interests in the region. Though the administration claims that its militant Iraqi policy proves that it is hard on proliferation, the White House has, in fact, impeded effective arms control not only by thwarting multilateral treaties such as the CTBT and the protocol to the Biological weapons convention and but also by providing insufficient funds for efforts to control nuclear materials.
Congress would have been forced to address the Iraq situation in the broader context of global proliferation through the concrete example of North Korea. Yet when the announcement was eventually made no planned response was released, and the administration is clearly still in the process of consulting other nations.
Solution Remains Unclear Exactly what the DPRK hoped to get out of the admission that it has an active nuclear weapons program is still far from clear.
North Korea has responded to criticism by pointing out that, by neglecting for years its commitment through the Agreed Framework to make significant efforts to end hostile relations and normalize diplomatic and economic ties, it was the United States that first violated the bilateral pact. Some analysts suggest that North Korea made the announcement in preparation to make significant concessions in dismantling its nuclear weapons program.
Such negotiations will depend on the commitment of both the Kim regime and the Bush administration to finding a peaceful resolution to this looming conflict, and the ability of Bush administration to navigate diplomatic avenues without relying on military action.Feb 27, · The Clinton administration was faced with North Korea's first successful missile test in May , as well as North Korea's threat to exit the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT).
U.S. Policy Toward Iran's Nuclear Program Maseh Zarif. Here, IranTracker provides an overview of U.S. policy towards Iran’s nuclear program under the Obama, Bush, and previous administrations. Iran, North Korea, and Syria Nonproliferation Act.
March 14, The United States has pursued a variety of policy responses to the proliferation challenges posed by North Korea, including military cooperation with U.S.
allies in the region, wide-ranging sanctions, and non-proliferation mechanisms such as export controls. Nuclear proliferation is the spread of nuclear weapons, fissionable material, and weapons-applicable nuclear technology and information to nations not recognized as "Nuclear Weapon States" by the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT), commonly known as the Non-Proliferation Treaty or .
The George W. Bush administration in arranged for “six-party talks” — China, Japan, North Korea, Russia, South Korea, and the U.S.
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|Three Presidents Facing North Korea - A Review of U.S. Foreign Policy | HuffPost||Somali pirates On November 4,Dai Hong Dana North Korean merchant vessel, was attacked by Somali pirates off the coast of Mogadishu who forced their way aboard, posing as guards. Navy ships patrolling the waters moved to respond, the 22 North Korean seamen fought the eight Somali pirates in hand-to-hand combat.|
|U.S. Policy Toward Iran's Nuclear Program | Critical Threats||The administration was concerned that Iran may also be developing nuclear weapons, although Iran has denied such allegations, maintaining that it is pursuing peaceful use of nuclear energy. He asserted that the Kyoto Protocol is "unfair and ineffective" because it would exempt 80 percent of the world and "cause serious harm to the U.|
|Chronology of U.S.-North Korean Nuclear and Missile Diplomacy | Arms Control Association||Shortly thereafter, on February 7, North Korea launched a rocket carrying a satellite into space. While in itself a harmless act, analysts claim the rocket launch is a test-run helpful to the development of intercontinental missiles capable of reaching as far as Alaska.|
|North Korea–United States relations - Wikipedia||In light of these shortcomings, it is unlikely that denuclearization efforts will succeed during the summit or in the foreseeable future. First, one author reaffirmed the success of the Agreed Framework infive years after the agreement was reached.|
— to discourage North Korean nuclear proliferation. Then, the decision by the Bush administration in October to withdraw its nuclear weapons from South Korea as part of a worldwide drawdown of U.S.
tactical nuclear deployments was a key step towards denuclearizing the peninsula.