NUCLEAR WEAPONS CONTROL
Obama Administration Is Bringing Nuclear Arms Control Back - Mary Beth Sheridan, Washington Post. In an Obama administration characterized by youth, they are a Cold War throwback, the aging arms-control experts who haggled with Soviet officials over nuclear weapons and testing. Suddenly, arms control is back. "Our leadership in the area of arms control and nonproliferation is of such profound global concern that that is at the top of the list" in US-Russian relations, Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton said after meeting yesterday with Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov. The negotiations come amid growing alarm about the development of nuclear weapons by North Korea and fears that Iran and other countries could follow suit. Luminaries of both political parties have called for new US leadership in arms control and nonproliferation.