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Uranium Enrichment

Peaceful Civilian Nuclear Energy Means Monitoring and Money-Making

Mehrunisa Qayyum | Posted 08.11.2015 | World
Mehrunisa Qayyum

Despite the political discomfort many Arab countries may have with Iran's nuclear framework, there is an element of economic discomfort among oil-rich, Arab countries because they will compete with Iran as the fourth largest oil reserve in the world.

Hiroshima: The Sickness of Nuclear Proliferation

Joseph Cooper | Posted 07.30.2015 | Books
Joseph Cooper

It was seventy years ago that human beings were first targeted with -- and annihilated by -- an atomic bomb.

Sunday Roundup

Arianna Huffington | Posted 07.19.2015 | Politics
Arianna Huffington

This week, the historic nuclear deal between Iran and six world powers was finalized. Provisions include reducing Iran's stockpile of uranium by 98 percent, IAEA inspections for 25 years, and a "snap-back" clause that would quickly reimpose sanctions if Iran breaks the deal. President Obama said it's "our best means of assuring that Iran does not get a nuclear weapon," and pointed out that critics haven't presented an alternative. But that didn't stop them from sounding off. Speaker Boehner called it "a bad deal" that "blows my mind." And Dick Cheney asked, "What the hell is the president thinking?" As the debate over the deal continues, it's worth noting that many of its most bellicose critics were among the biggest cheerleaders for the invasion of Iraq -- the worst foreign policy disaster in U.S. history. Their opposition might well be the ultimate sign the agreement is in America's best interest.

How to Know if the Iran Deal Is a Good Deal

Joe Cirincione | Posted 05.30.2015 | Politics
Joe Cirincione

World leaders are close to an historic agreement that would roll back and contain Iran's nuclear program. In order for the deal to succeed, however, it must deliver on three core issues.

Jessica Schulberg

The Toughest Job At AIPAC: Selling Iran Diplomacy | Jessica Schulberg | Posted 03.03.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Selling nuclear diplomacy with Iran was perhaps the toughest job at the American Israel Public Affairs Committee's annual conference thi...

An Offer Iran Can't Refuse: P5+1+Iran Fuel Fabrication Joint Venture on the Iranian Territory

Najmedin Meshkati | Posted 01.14.2015 | Politics
Najmedin Meshkati

Tight integration, inter-dependency and correlation among technologies of different countries provide much more oversight, control, and assurance than does a policy of restrictions and economic or technological embargo.

The Iran Nuclear Deal: A New Beginning for the People of the Middle East

Lia Petridis Maiello | Posted 02.12.2014 | World
Lia Petridis Maiello

Parsi provided valuable lessons in contemporary diplomacy, and reminded the UN audience why the threat of war can no longer be accepted as the "continuation of policy by other means" in the 21st century.

Iran and the West: From Lose-Lose to Win-Win

Milad Jokar | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
Milad Jokar

As the United States is militarily moving away from the Middle East, it needs a long-term strategy to stabilize the region and for institution building. And as Iran is geopolitically central to the region, they both need to end the deadlock and find a way out of this crisis.

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.

U.S. Okays Plans To Build Uranium Enrichment Plant

AP | EMERY P. DALESIO | Posted 11.25.2012 | Green

RALEIGH, North Carolina (AP) — A nuclear power partnership of General Electric Co. and Tokyo-based Hitachi Ltd. received federal approval Tuesday to...

Iran-Israel: Build Trust, Don't Bomb

Rachel Citrin | Posted 11.14.2012 | Teen
Rachel Citrin

Israel and its allies need to recognize Iran's right to enrich uranium to an agreed-upon level. Ultimately, compromise is needed from both sides.

Energy Department Backs Ohio Uranium Plant Project

AP | DAN SEWELL | Posted 08.13.2012 | Green

CINCINNATI (AP) — President Barack Obama's administration said Wednesday it is making sure that work will continue to develop and test a southern Oh...

Nuclear Strategy: Why a Military Strike on Iran Would Only Make Matters Worse

James Thuerwachter | Posted 07.18.2012 | World
James Thuerwachter

To better resist Iran's nuclear ambitions, powerful nations like the United States should employ methods that will not perpetuate conflict, hinder the global economy or violate state sovereignty. Attacking Iran's nuclear facilities will do all of the above.

Deal Reached To Keep Paducah Uranium Plant Going For Another Year

AP | ROGER ALFORD | Posted 07.16.2012 | Green

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — The Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant will continue operating for another year and preserve 1,200 jobs, at least temporarily, un...

Iran -- Nuclear Weapons, Not Energy

Rizwan Ladha | Posted 06.23.2012 | World
Rizwan Ladha

Iran claims its nuclear program is for peaceful purposes, but the majority of the rest of the world questions this assertion. And for good reason.

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 Time for Diplomatic Action in Iran

William Rose | Posted 04.29.2012 | World
William Rose

We've got to seize the opportunity to offer incentives which persuade Iran's interests and draw them from prestige to economic development.

Whitney Houston and a Mine Sweeper In Iran

Maryam Zar | Posted 04.18.2012 | World
Maryam Zar

Iran's masses showed the world their disdain for their current rulers in 2009 when they took to the streets in droves to protest. They were met with very little global support, and were brutally quelled by a regime that refuses to relinquish power.

Fissile materials remain poorly protected

The Center for Public Integrity | Posted 03.13.2012 | Technology
The Center for Public Integrity

By R. Jeffrey Smith, iWatch NewsA new industrial plant producing a key nuclear weapons ingredient, enriched uranium, opened in China last year, near...

Iran Reportedly Begins Uranium Enrichment At Underground Site

AP | ALI AKBAR DAREINI and BRIAN MURPHY | Posted 03.09.2012 | World

TEHRAN, Iran — Iran has begun uranium enrichment at a new underground site built to withstand possible airstrikes, a leading hard-line newspaper...

Major Nuclear Talks Could Be Helped By Food Aid

AP | By JEAN H. LEE | Posted 12.19.2011 | World

-- The United States was poised to announce a significant donation of food aid to North Korea this week before the nation announced the death of supr...

North Korea Claims Progress In Uranium Enrichment

AP | HYUNG-JIN KIM | Posted 01.29.2012 | World

SEOUL, South Korea — North Korea claimed Wednesday that it is making rapid progress on work to enrich uranium and build a light-water nuclear po...

The Effort to Isolate Iran

Jayshree Bajoria | Posted 12.19.2011 | World
Jayshree Bajoria

The Obama administration's charges that Iran plotted the assassination of the Saudi ambassador to the U.S. have prompted denials and counter-charges from the Iranian regime.

Atomic Worker Advocates Stunned By Labor Department Manual

AP | DAN SEWELL | Posted 11.27.2011 | Green

CINCINNATI — Advocates for U.S. atomic workers sickened by radiation exposure say they're stunned that a federal claims training manual uses fic...

NYT's Keller Disparages Assange

Coleen Rowley | Posted 05.26.2011 | Politics
Coleen Rowley

How unseemly for New York Times executive editor Bill Keller to look down so disdainfully at WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, with a nasty ad hominem portrayal in last Sunday's New York Times Magazine.