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North Korea’s Nuclear Test: Causes and Ramifications

AP is reporting: “Air samples gathered last week contain radioactive materials that confirm that North Korea conducted an underground nuclear explosion, National Intelligence Director John Negroponte’s office said Monday.”

Kim is executive director of the Korea Policy Institute and professor of politics and international relations at Scripps College. The Korea Policy Institute recently released a brief titled “North Korea Wants to Talk.”
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Burroughs is executive director of the Lawyers’ Committee on Nuclear Policy. Cabasso is executive director of the Western States Legal Foundation, which also focuses on nuclear policy issues.

They are co-authors of the report “Nuclear Disorder or Cooperative Security?” which will be released tomorrow. The report is a response to the Weapons of Mass Destruction Commission headed by Hans Blix. Blix will be on a panel with Burroughs and Cabasso tomorrow at the United Nations.
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Gerson is author of the forthcoming book Empire and the Bomb: How the United States Uses Nuclear Weapons to Dominate the World and With Hiroshima Eyes: Atomic War, Nuclear Extortion, and Moral Imagination.
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Slater is director of the Nuclear Age Peace Foundation.
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For more information, contact at the Institute for Public Accuracy:
Sam Husseini, (202) 347-0020; or David Zupan, (541) 484-9167