U.S. seeks support for its nuclear strategy (3)

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"The first step in obtaining widespread cooperation is agreeing that there is a problem. The second step is agreeing to take action. The third step may be putting time, money and effort into solving the problem," she said.

This summit will likely focus on the first two steps in the process, she said, with the understanding that a global fissile material lockup can be accomplished in a shorter period of time with many more hands to help.

But it is difficult to achieve the goals of the summit due to complicated regional security issues, such as India and Pakistan, said Lisa Curtis, a senior research fellow for South Asia in the Asian Studies Center at The Heritage Foundation.

"No one can dispute the significance and urgency of the issues to be addressed at the nuclear security summit, namely that of preventing acts of nuclear terrorism and securing vulnerable nuclear materials," she said.

"But achieving these goals in practical terms will be difficult, given the complex regional security dynamics driving nuclear decision making in different parts of the world. Nowhere are these regional dynamics more complex than in South Asia."

Source: Xinhua

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