There seems to be two very separate conversations regarding nuclear technology: one about its use as a power source and another about its use as a weapon. Of course, in the real world, military goals and ensuring energy supplies have been intimately intertwined.
The regime in power rarely feels the effects of sanctions. Instead, it is the average citizen who bears the burden of sanctions. Ironically, the Iranian regime uses the sanctions as a scapegoat, blaming the United States Government for their country's economic woes.
The tumult and fabricated anxieties over Iran's oil supply give ample cover to an oil price veering ever higher -- prices explained away by the political tensions at hand. But the question needs to be asked -- what is really driving oil prices?
Inasmuch as American politicians have failed miserably in the last decade on the issue of war, it would behoove concerned citizens to bring the facts in our memo to the attention of their respective congresspersons, as well as the president.
It's time for Congress to change the law and to recognize that protecting our national security is its most sacred duty.
Rather than waiting for the United States government to take the lead would it not be salutary for this once to have Saudi Arabia take the initiative and formulate policy in response to Iran?
Can international diplomacy cope with the nuclear dangers that now threaten global survival? In The Age of Deception: Nuclear Diplomacy in Treacherous Times, ElBaradei makes the case that it can.
If you think you already know what happened during the 2011 Egyptian Revolution, think again, and go see this film.
Since 1945, the UN has been the vehicle through which we ensure national sovereignty, democracy and human rights. Yet, the GOP seems determined to withdraw the U.S. from its obligations to the UN.
If we survey the landscape of nuclear development across the planet, we see that the destructive impacts of the technology are often paired with the dehumanizing impacts of environmental racism.
Given the importance of nuclear energy, it is critical we continue to work with the international community. In Vienna next week, I will offer ideas for how we can promote an international "fuel bank" to encourage the peaceful use of nuclear power.
Increasing sanctions coupled with a record of reliance on aggressive language, inflexible positions and the overhanging threat of war have only served to toughen Iranian resolve.
While the United States deals with a potential economic meltdown, North Korea has decided to restart plutonium production at its five-megawatt nuclear reactor.
Cheney's aide-de-nepotism -- daughter, Elizabeth -- has once again rallied to his cause of pursuing war with Iran.
The Bush administration likes to think of itself as nuclear policeman to the world.
From the time Bush labeled Iran as a member of the axis of evil, Tehran simply intensified its anti-American and anti-Israeli activities. By all assessments, Iran has reaped the greatest benefits from the Iraq war.