So yeah, I'm pretty busy these days. Hence the rather relaxed blogging schedule. But the folks at the Center for Nonproliferation are on the job, publishing the latest edition of the ever-interesting International Export Control Observer. Take a look.
Jeffrey Lewis is following
Mark Hibbs' reporting out of the Netherlands on an intriguing and
disturbing prosecution of a man for exporting dual-use items suspected
of use in Pakistan's nuclear program.
Speaking of Hibbs, I confess that I'd never heard of him until I read the second part of William Langewiesche's feature on A.Q. Khan in this month's Atlantic, which relies heavily on the Bonn-based journalist's work. Readers may recall that I quoted extensively
from the first part of Langewiesche's double feature on Khan. This
time, go buy a copy. If there's any magazine that's worth its price
it's the Atlantic.
Unfortunately, getting direct access to Hibbs' reporting isn't as
simple as a quick stop at your neighborhood newsstand. His writing
largely appears in NuclearFuel, a publication so expensive its publisher's website doesn't even name a price (if you have to ask...). If you're hankering for a taste though, a sample from last August (pdf) is available.
The latest version of Arms Control Today is up and, as always, there's much to recommend. Wade Boese details the reaction of Nuclear Suppliers Group members to US proposals to upgrade civilian nuclear cooperation with India. And you'll want to pay special attention to a timely analysis of multilateral export controls from former Commerce Department director of Strategic Trade and Foreign Policy Controls Jim Lewis.