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April 08, 2009

NSN Daily Update 4/8/09
Posted by The National Security Network

See today's complete daily update here.

What We’re Reading

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad welcomes talks with the U.S.  Iran reports massive new discoveries of oil reserves.

Vice President Joe Biden will shepherd the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty through the Senate.

Protests continue in Moldova.  Over 10,000 young Moldovans reportedly stormed the capitol, using Facebook and Twitter to organize.  Internet was soon cut off and riot police took back control of the President’s offices.  The government blames neighboring Romania for inciting the protests.

The Wall Street Journal reports that cyberspies have penetrated the U.S. electricity grid.

Commentary of the Day

J. Peter Scoblic says that President Obama’s nonproliferation goals make him “sleep better at night.”

Reza Aslan discusses the importance of dropping the rhetoric of the “war on terror.”

Martin Wolf looks at what leaders must continue to discuss and work on after the G-20.


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