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Paul Leventhal died today at age 69
Sacrificing the NPT on an Altar of Expediency
'Nuclear Cooperation is Catastrophe'
NRC Reverses Post-9/11 Secrecy Policy In Response to NCI Appeal
Congress Acts to Block US Plutonium Fuel Program
NCI's 25th Anniversary
NRC Partially Overturns Post 9/11 Secrecy Policy
Has Iran Crossed the Line?
Nuclear Agreement with India: An Atrocity in the Making
How to Deal with Iran in the Security Council?
Paul Leventhal died today at age 69
April 10, 2007

(Updated April 26, 2007)

Paul Leventhal, founder of the Nuclear Control Institute, died today at age 69. He lost his last tough fight, to metastatic melanoma.

Leventhalís bio follows, as well as a summary of the initiatives he led at the Institute over 25 years.

The papers documenting these initiatives have been collected and catalogued at the National Security Archive, George Washington University, in Washington. The Instituteís website will remain online and is being redesigned into a permanent, easily searchable archive.

 Paul Leventhal Bio
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 In Memoriam--Paul Leventhal
  by Hon. Edward J. Markey
 April 23, 2007 

 Obits in media:
   ENS April 10, 2007
   Secrecy News April 10, 2007
   New York Times April 12, 2007
   Washington Post April 14, 2007
   NCR of Iran April 16, 2007
   Guardian Unlimited April 17, 2007
   The Times April 17, 2007
   Sydney Morning Herald April 18, 2007
   BBC Radio April 20, 2007
   Washington Times April 22, 2007


Memorial Service for Paul Leventhal
April 20, 2007

The memorial service for Paul Leventhal, Founding President of the Nuclear Control Institute, was held on Monday, April 23, 2007, at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, 1779 Massachusetts Avenue, N.W., Washington, D.C.

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Sacrificing the NPT on an Altar of Expediency
December 8, 2006


President Bush &
Prime Minister Singh
US nuclear deal with
India threatens to
unravel nuclear
controls and to
spread the bomb
worldwide, warns
NCI's Leventhal.

Congress, by enabling a deeply flawed U.S. nuclear deal with India, is sacrificing the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty and U.S. nuclear law on an altar of expediency. The assumption is that cementing good relations with India is far more important than preserving controls to halt the further spread of nuclear weapons. India has defied those controls from the start. Now we're likely to see a rapid unraveling of resolve that will put nuclear weapons in the hands of more nations and eventually terrorists, too. [read more]
Earlier NCI & Senate Documents on India
'Nuclear Cooperation is Catastrophe'
October 17, 2006

Responding to Former Senator Nunn,
NCI's Leventhal cites failures of
Atoms for Peace and warns against
international nuclear fuel centers
Paul Leventhal Sen. Sam Nunn
What's needed is 'new toughness'
toward proliferators, not more
nuclear cooperation, he
tells NY Times readers

NY Times letter to the editorOct 17, 2006
Restraints Fray and Risks Grow as Nuclear
Club Gains Members NY Times Oct 15, 2006
Preventing Nuclear Terrorism Voice of America
Oct. 25, 2006 Listen[MP3] Listen[RealAudio]

Background materials:
"Fixing Ike's Flawed Nuclear Plan" Leventhal
statement on 50th anniversary of President
Eisenhower's Atoms for Peace speech Dec 8, 2003
The Warning Not Heeded Excerpt from
the Acheson-Lilienthal Report March 16, 1946
Text of President Eisenhower's Atoms
for Peace address to the UNDec 8, 1953
Avoid new US-Russian nuclear arms race
to help prevent further spread of the bomb
Radio Netherlands interview Nov 18, 2004
NRC Reverses Post-9/11 Secrecy Policy In Response to NCI Appeal
September 26, 2006

Will disclose amounts of bomb-grade uranium
requested for export; Public to regain role in
minimizing dangerous nuclear commerce

NCI's Kuperman

NRC's Klein

NCI Press Release Sept. 26, 2006
NRC Chairman Kleinís letter to NCI,
repealing secrecy policy
Aug. 31, 2006 [PDF]
NCI Press Release June 12, 2006
NCI's appeal letter to Diaz June 12, 2006
NRC Chairman Diaz' letter to NCI,
partially repealing secrecy policy
Apr 26, 2006 [PDF]
NCI's original letter to Diaz, requesting
complete lifting of secrecy policy
Feb 13, 2006

Press Accounts
NRC restores policy of issuing information
on HEU exports
Sept. 18, 2006
University of Texas professor fights U.S. uranium
exports
Austin American-Statesman May 13, 2006
Bombs Away in Canada
The Ottawa Citizen June 17, 2006
Nuclear Sites Vulnerable
The Ottawa Citizen June 17, 2006

Earlier NCI News on Bomb-Grade Uranium
Bomb-Grade Bazaar Increases Nuclear Terrorism Risk
NRC Secrecy Increases Risks of Bomb-Grade Uranium
Reversing an Abomination on Capitol Hilll
Congress Acts to Block US Plutonium Fuel Program
September 14, 2006

NCI joins with 59 groups to urge House Energy Committee Chairman Hobson to beat back Senate efforts to reinstate DOE's dangerous plutonium MOX-fuel boondoggle
House Energy Committee Chairman David Hobson
Related Articles & Documents
Press Release Sept 14, 2006 [PDF]
Letter to Chairman Hobson Sept 14, 2006 [PDF]
NCI's 25th Anniversary
June 21, 2006

Nuclear Control Institute
marks its 25th anniversary
with NY Times ad of June 21, 1981,
'Will Tomorrow's Terrorist
Have an Atomic Bomb?'

'Remarkably and sadly,'
says NCI founder Leventhal,
'the ad that launched us a quarter-century ago
reads almost as if it were written today.'


NY Times ad 1981

NCI founder Paul Leventhal

Statement by Paul Leventhal June 21, 2006
NY Times ad June 21, 1981
High resolution version of ad
NRC Partially Overturns Post 9/11 Secrecy Policy
June 12, 2006

Acts on NCI's request to reveal details
of bomb-grade uranium exports; NCI now
appeals to lift remaining secrecy as illegal.

NCI's Kuperman at University of Texas
Credit: Deborah Cannon, Austin American-Statesman

NCI Press Release June 12, 2006
NRC Chairman Diaz' letter to NCI,
partially repealing secrecy policy
Apr 26, 2006 [PDF]
NCI's original letter to Diaz, requesting
complete lifting of secrecy policy
Feb 13, 2006
NCI's appeal letter to Diaz June 12, 2006

Press Accounts
University of Texas professor fights U.S. uranium
exports
Austin American-Statesman May 13, 2006
Bombs Away in Canada
The Ottawa Citizen June 17, 2006
Nuclear Sites Vulnerable
The Ottawa Citizen June 17, 2006
Has Iran Crossed the Line?
April 11, 2006

Iranian announcement of successful uranium enrichment is ominous because it may bring Iran closer to producing the bomb in
secret facilities, Leventhal warns
on PBS' NewsHour

Debates ISIS' David
Albright on the
significance of Iran's
accomplishment
and the need for
Security Council
action to strengthen international
inspections and
impose sanctions


Leventhal, Albright and
PBS' Margaret Warner

NewsHour transcript and webcast
April 11, 2006

News Reports
U.N. Agency Says Iran Falls Short on Nuclear
Data
New York Times April 29, 2006
Iran Reports Big Advance in Enrichment
of Uranium New York Times
April 12, 2005
US warns Iran on nuclear announcement Reuters
April 11, 2006

Related Documents
Text of ElBaradei's confidential report to IAEA
Board and UN Security Council
June 8, 2006
[PDF]
Text of ElBaradei's confidential report to IAEA
Board & UN Security Council
April 28, 2006 [PDF]
"Confronting Iran" Presentation by former Israeli
Chief of Staff Moshe Yaalon (Distinguished
Military Fellow of the Washington Institute
for Near East Policy) to the Hudson Institute
March 7, 2006
Facing Down Iran by Mark Steyn
Wall Street Journal
April 19, 2006
Compilation of information on Iran's secret
nuclear & WMD activities provided by
the Iranian opposition since 2002
Jan 31, 2006
Text of ElBaradei's confidential report to IAEA
Board & UN Security Council
Feb 27, 2006
[PDF]
U.N. Security Council's Draft Statement on
Iranian Nuclear Program ABC News
Mar 18, 2006
Nuclear Agreement with India: An Atrocity in the Making
April 9, 2006

Proposed nuclear deal tosses out the
nonproliferation baby with the U.S.-India
bathwater, NCI's Leventhal
warns in Voice of America's
'Encounter' broadcast
Walter Andersen Paul Leventhal

Lively debate with Hopkins' Andersen
on the benefits vs. risks of India's use
of some Atoms for Peace reactors to
produce plutonium for weapons

Transcript of excerpts from "Encounter" debate
April 9, 2006
Webcast of "Encounter" debate April 9, 2006
Listen [Windows Media format]
An Unrealistic View of Nuclear India
Letter to the editor of Washington Post
by Paul Leventhal April 26, 2006
Op-Ed article in Washington Post by Selig
Harrison How to Regulate Nuclear Weapons
April 23, 2006
"Full-Scope IAEA Safeguards as a Global
Norm
," released by Nuclear Control Institute
April 21, 2006
President Bush's Astonishing Statement On
Plutonium Reprocessing
, excerpt from transcript
of press conference in India March 2, 2006
CIRUS Reactor's Role in a U.S.-India Nuclear
Agreement
Presentation by Paul Leventhal
at CNS Seminar, Dececember 19, 2005
"India Cheated" Washington Post op-ed article
by Victor Gilinsky and Paul Leventhal on use of
CIRUS Atoms for Peace reactor to produce
plutonium for nuclear weapons June 15, 1998
India's "peaceful nuclear explosion" of 1974
(made with CIRUS plutonium) was a bomb
all along
, top Indian scientist acknowledges
Associated Press October 10, 1997
Then-Secretary of State Kissinger acknowledges
what the State Department today denies: "high
probability" that India used U.S.-supplied heavy
water in CIRUS reactor to produce plutonium
for nuclear test
. Congressional Record,
pp. S14917-14929 August 30, 1976
U.S.-India CIRUS agreement requiring use
of heavy water "only for peaceful purposes"
March 16, 1956
Canada-India CIRUS agreement requiring use
of the reactor and any products (plutonium) for
"peaceful purposes only." April 28, 1956
Historical Documents Regarding India's Misuse
of Civilian Nuclear Technology Assistance

(Declassified U.S. Government Documents from
the Early-1970s) Arms Control Association
"An End to Nuclear Proliferation or an End
to Nuclear Non-Proliferation?
" Presentation
by Paul Leventhal to Carnegie Endowment
meeting on 1998 nuclear tests July 16, 1998
Issues and Questions on July 18 Proposal for
Nuclear Cooperation with India Joint Letter

from Arms Control and Nonproliferation
Experts to Members of Congress Arms
Control Association November 18, 2005
[PDF]
Joint Letter from Arms Control and
Nonproliferation Experts
to Members of
Congress Arms Control Association
February 14, 2006
[PDF]
"Analysis of the Administration's draft legislation
to change US Laws to Facilitate Nuclear
Cooperation with India
" by Leonor Tomero,
Center for Arms Control & Non-Proliferation
April 9, 2006
"India's Gas Centrifuge Program: Stopping Illicit
Procurement and the Leakage of Technical
Centrifuge Know-How
," ISIS Report by David
Albright and Susan Basu, Institute for Science
and International Security March 10, 2006
[PDF]
"Neither a Determined Proliferator Nor
a Responsible Nuclear State: India's Record
Needs Scrutiny
," ISIS Issue Brief by David
Albright and Susan Basu, Institute for Science
and International Security April 5, 2006
[PDF]
How to Deal with Iran in the Security Council?
March 20, 2006

NCI's Leventhal and Monterey's Spector
explore strategies for halting Iran's nuclear
weapons program on Voice of America's
'Encounter' Show; Need for tough stand
and for empowering international
inspectors is debated.
Leonard Spector Paul Leventhal

Audio webcast of Voice of America's 'Encounter'
Mar 12, 2006
Audio webcast of Australian Broadcasting
interview, 'Nuclear Diplomacy in Iran'

Mar 09, 2006 Listen [Windows Media format]

Related Articles & Documents
Former Russian nuclear minister Viktor Mikhailov
discusses U.S. involvement in Iran's nuclear
build-up, Iran's ambitions, and other issues:
Interview: Viktor Mikhailov Part 1
RIA Novosti via UPI
Mar 22, 2006
Interview: Viktor Mikhailov: Part 2
RIA Novosti via UPI
Mar 23, 2006
U.N. Security Council's Draft Statement on
Iranian Nuclear Program ABC News Mar 18, 2006
The Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps Use
Universities for Research to Build the Bomb

Statement by Alireza Jafarzadeh on Iranian
opposition's latest information Mar 20, 2006
Claim: Iran uses academic institutions to hide
nuke program
UPI Mar 20, 2006
Top foreign affairs envoys try to break
Iran impasse
Reuters Mar 20, 2006
Suppose We Just Let Iran Have the Bomb?
New York Times Mar 19, 2006
UNSC Iran talks yield no result IRNA
Mar 18, 2006
US, Britain, France upbeat on Iran agreement
Reuters Mar 18, 2006
UN Council accord on Iran eludes major powers
Reuters Mar 16, 2006
Showdown at U.N.? Iran Seems Calm
New York Times Mar 16, 2006
Text of ElBaradei's confidential report to IAEA
Board & UN Security Council
Feb 27, 2006 [ PDF ]