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The Nuclear Dead End in South Asia

Saad Khan | Posted 11.12.2015 | World
Saad Khan

There's no need to explain the sordid details of Indo-Pakistan rivalry. It's like an open secret. The arms race in South Asia -- and the enduring threat of a nuclear armageddon -- further complicates the matter.

Eliminating v. Prohibiting Nuclear Weapons? Debunking a False Dilemma

Nobuo Hayashi | Posted 11.06.2015 | World
Nobuo Hayashi

History shows that doing the right thing is never about just doing it. It takes acceptance of its consequences and a readiness to address them. Shying away from these tasks is not pragmatism. It is called cowardice.

10 New Reasons to Worry About the Iran Deal

David Harris | Posted 08.20.2015 | World
David Harris

Since the P5+1 deal with Iran -- the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) -- was announced on July 14, there has been much discussion and debate about it, with lots more undoubtedly to come.

On Iran, Let's Get Serious

David Harris | Posted 08.16.2015 | World
David Harris

The Iran deal is perhaps the most consequential foreign policy issue in a generation. Yet the debate over it has too often fallen short of what's needed.

Iran's Nuclear Accord: An Opportunity, Too Much Noise, or a Strategic Mistake?

David Oualaalou | Posted 07.24.2015 | Politics
David Oualaalou

How significant might President Obama's deal be? Let's use American presidential history to frame the question.

Iran Won the Vienna Accords by Agreeing to Stop What It Never Was Doing

William O. Beeman | Posted 07.20.2015 | Politics
William O. Beeman

Iran has won the diplomatic struggle over its nuclear program in Vienna. Its success was not due to United States negotiators' fecklessness as Republican critics and Prime Minister Netanyahu have been quick to assert.

Is Trouble Brewing for the 2015 NPT Review Conference?

Jakob von Uexkull | Posted 06.21.2015 | Politics
Jakob von Uexkull

While the five nuclear-armed states recognized by the NPT have focused primarily on non-proliferation, a series of new disarmament initiatives has reinvigorated the debate and mobilized non-nuclear weapon states and civil society groups to bring the longtime vision of a world free of nuclear weapons into reality.

Yellowcake and Eat It Too: Why An Extension of Nuclear Talks with Iran Is Good for America

Nathan Gonzalez | Posted 09.16.2014 | World
Nathan Gonzalez

A diplomatic resolution will not only bring stability and security for us and our allies, but it could prove the beginning of broader efforts to curtail Iran's more destructive activities in the region.

Understanding the Iranian Perspective in Nuclear Negotiations

William O. Beeman | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
William O. Beeman

Briefly stated in Iran's position everything is based on the 1970 Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) to which Iran is a signatory and from which Iran derives its "inalienable right" to peaceful nuclear development.

The Syrian Gambit -- The Next Surprise Move

Barry Lando | Posted 11.12.2013 | World
Barry Lando

Just a hunch, but I think Bashar al-Assad, and probably Vladimir Putin, may have another surprise chess move to play -- one that may catch Israel and its U.S. ally completely off guard.

Is an Iranian Nuclear Deal Possible?

Richard Klass | Posted 10.15.2013 | Politics
Richard Klass

Given the long list of grievances on both sides, many justified, the odds are not favorable. But there is unlikely to be a better time and the door on a peaceful solution is closing.

An Obama-Rouhani Communique: The World's Best Chance at Peace

Richard Javad Heydarian | Posted 09.23.2013 | World
Richard Javad Heydarian

Favoring the pressure track of sanctions over a military intervention, it is not yet clear whether Obama is contemplating a grand bargain with Tehran, but the glimmer of an opportunity seems there. What is certain is that Rouhani represents Washington's best chance for peace.

The Real Reason America Can't Make a Nuclear Deal with Iran

Flynt and Hillary Mann Leverett | Posted 06.29.2013 | World
Flynt and Hillary Mann Leverett

Conflict over Iran's nuclear program is driven by two different approaches to interpreting the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT). These approaches, in turn, are rooted in different conceptions of world order.

For Iran, It's Time to Take One Option Off the Table: The Nuclear Option

Tad Daley | Posted 06.15.2013 | World
Tad Daley

Iran must know that until it rejects the false seductions of nuclear security, for us, all options but one must remain on the table. But Iranians should also be assured that we do not expect them to endure a nuclear double standard forever until the end of time.

U.S. Poised to Violate Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty

Pat LaMarche | Posted 11.17.2012 | World
Pat LaMarche

Wasting money on weapons when the U.S. is reeling from overwhelming debt and consequently slashing assistance to the needy isn't the only reason to question this enormous expenditure. The big looming unknown is the value of U.S. ink on paper.

U.S-Mideast Policy Isn't Isolating Iran, It Is Isolating America

Sarwar Kashmeri | Posted 11.13.2012 | World
Sarwar Kashmeri

If Iran believes its security and national priorities require that it develop a nuclear capability, then sooner or later that is what it will do.

Washington P5 Conference on Implementing the NPT

Rose Gottemoeller | Posted 09.08.2012 | Politics
Rose Gottemoeller

On June 27-29, the State Department welcomed the other members of the P5 -- China, France, Russia, and the United Kingdom -- to discuss the implementation of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT).

How Sanctions Against Iran Could Backfire

Nathan Gonzalez | Posted 05.14.2012 | World
Nathan Gonzalez

It is no secret that Iran is developing its nuclear capacity in a clandestine and deceptive manner. Yet ironically it is our reaction to Iranian intransigence that is more likely to lead to an Iranian bomb. And it's not for the reasons that many have cited.

The Ayatollah Is Right About One Thing: Nuclear Weapons Are Sinful

Robert Scheer | Posted 04.30.2012 | Politics
Robert Scheer

How to explain the Ayatollah's recent seemingly logical and humane religious proclamations on the immorality of nuclear weapons? His statement challenges the acceptance of nuclear war-fighting as an option by every U.S. president since Harry Truman.

Egypt's Nuclear Dimension

Joe Cirincione | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Joe Cirincione

As a free Egypt transforms itself, analysts are nervously watching for signs of new nuclear ambitions. Why has Egypt never come clean about the full scope of its nuclear activities and experimentation?

Safeguarding Nuclear Security in the Shadow of Middle East Revolutions

Jonathan Pearl | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jonathan Pearl

Nuclear nonproliferation goals must be placed above short-term financial and political preferences. The uncertainties of revolution and the dangers of proliferation demand nothing less.

Is "It's Not Fair" a Childish Response to Being Denied Nuclear Weapons?

Russ Wellen | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Russ Wellen

No matter the short term benefits to security, when the West severs the ties that bind disarmament to nonproliferation, it further undermines the trust of the developing world and long-term prospects for international security.

New START Is About More Than Russia

Craig Martin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Craig Martin

New START is about much more than relations with Russia. It is about reestablishing U.S. leadership in the global effort to reduce the threat of nuclear weapons in the world.

Supporters of Military Attack Against Iran -- Ahmadinejad's Unwitting Allies?

Omid Memarian | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Omid Memarian

In the present circumstances, the end of the military option against Iran would create space for those in Iran seeking to hold the hardliners in check, and offer an opening to Iranian democracy and the Iranian people.

Michael Douglas and Yoko Ono Support Mayor Akiba and Nuclear Disarmament at John Catsimatidis' Fifth Avenue Home

Jim Luce | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Jim Luce

Mayors for Peace, headed by the Mayor of Hiroshima, Tadatoshi Akiba, got a boost this week during the five-yearly review of the Nuclear Non-Proliferat...