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Feb. 28, 2014, 4:19 a.m.

What’s next on non­pro­lif­er­a­tion and in­ter­na­tion­al se­cur­ity, in Wash­ing­ton and around the globe.

— March 3: Pres­id­ent Obama is to meet with Is­raeli Prime Min­is­ter Ben­jamin Net­an­yahu in Wash­ing­ton. At the top of the agenda: Obama’s de­sire to keep alive the po­ten­tial for a ne­go­ti­ated solu­tion to glob­al con­cerns about Ir­an’s nuc­le­ar en­ergy pro­gram, and Net­an­yahu’s in­sist­ence on keep­ing op­tions open for a mil­it­ary re­sponse if Tehran ap­pears able to weapon­ize.

— March 3-7: The U.N. nuc­le­ar watch­dog agency holds a meet­ing at which its ef­forts to learn more about Ir­an’s nuc­le­ar pro­gram are sure to be un­der dis­cus­sion. The In­ter­na­tion­al Atom­ic En­ergy Agency’s Board of Gov­ernors meets in Vi­enna.

— March 4: The Obama ad­min­is­tra­tion’s fisc­al 2015 budget re­quests for fed­er­al agen­cies, in­clud­ing the De­fense and En­ergy de­part­ments, get sent up to Cap­it­ol Hill.

— March 5: The U.S. Sen­ate Armed Ser­vices Stra­tegic Forces Sub­com­mit­tee will take testi­mony on “Nuc­le­ar Forces and Policies.” Wit­nesses are: M. Elaine Bunn, the deputy as­sist­ant sec­ret­ary of De­fense for nuc­le­ar and mis­sile de­fense policy; Lt. Gen. Steph­en Wilson, who heads Air Force Glob­al Strike Com­mand; Maj. Gen. Gar­rett Har­en­cak, the Air Force as­sist­ant chief of staff for stra­tegic de­terrence and nuc­le­ar in­teg­ra­tion; and Vice Adm. Terry Be­ne­dict, who leads Navy Stra­tegic Sys­tems Pro­grams.

— March 5: The Fis­sile Ma­ter­i­als Work­ing Group plans a Wash­ing­ton pre­view of next month’s Nuc­le­ar Se­cur­ity Sum­mit 2014 in The Hag­ue, Neth­er­lands. Ex­pert speak­ers are to in­clude Ken­neth Brill, Kel­sey Dav­en­port, Ken­neth Luongo and Page Stout­land.

— March 5-7: The U.N. sec­ret­ary-gen­er­al’s Ad­vis­ory Board on Dis­arm­a­ment Mat­ters will meet in its 61st ses­sion at United Na­tions headquar­ters in New York. The pan­el meets twice a year, al­tern­at­ing between the Big Apple and Geneva, Switzer­land, and of­fers re­com­mend­a­tions on lim­it­ing and ban­ning arms.

— March 6: The Cen­ter for Stra­tegic and In­ter­na­tion­al Stud­ies is in­vit­ing par­ti­cipants to have an off-the-re­cord lunch in Wash­ing­ton with Air Force Brig. Gen. Jim Dawkins, who over­sees mil­it­ary atom­ic ef­forts at the En­ergy De­part­ment’s semi-autonom­ous Na­tion­al Nuc­le­ar Se­cur­ity Ad­min­is­tra­tion.

— March 6: Or, head over to the Uni­versity of Mary­land in nearby Col­lege Park, where Chen Kane of the James Mar­tin Cen­ter for Non­pro­lif­er­a­tion Stud­ies will ad­dress “Pro­spects for Curb­ing Mideast WMD Pro­lif­er­a­tion.”

— March 6-7: Former De­fense Sec­ret­ary Wil­li­am Perry and Robert Joseph, a former un­der­sec­ret­ary of State, head­line a con­fer­ence on “Nuc­le­ar Weapons in a New Cen­tury: Fa­cing the Emer­ging Chal­lenges” at the Uni­versity of Cali­for­nia’s Los Angeles cam­pus. Plenty of oth­er lu­minar­ies will be fea­tured, as well, in the U.C.L.A. pan­el dis­cus­sions, to in­clude a one­time U.S. pres­id­en­tial can­did­ate, re­tired Army Gen. Wes­ley Clark; nuc­le­ar de­terrence the­or­ist Thomas Schelling; and re­tired Air Force Gen. George “Lee” But­ler, who was U.S. Stra­tegic Com­mand’s first lead­er.

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