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Senate Bill Would Cut Off Iran Nuclear Inspections

Ryan Costello | Posted 07.31.2014 | Politics
Ryan Costello

For congressional hawks claiming to take a tough line against Iran's nuclear program, cutting off funding for enhanced International Atomic Energy Agency inspections over that program seems like an odd approach. Yet a new bill introduced by the top Republican on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee would threaten to do just that.

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

Nathan Gonzalez | Posted 07.17.2014 | 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.

Iran: Human Rights Caught Between Diplomatic Progress and Political Deadlock

Karim Lahidji | Posted 08.18.2014 | Politics
Karim Lahidji

To praise Iran's president for his diplomatic successes means forgetting all too easily that the situation within the country has changed little, if at all, since his election.

Got Global Governance?

Christopher Holshek | Posted 08.12.2014 | World
Christopher Holshek

If you want good global governance, you have to provide good global citizenship.

UN Issues Update On Iran Nuclear Agreement

Reuters | Fredrik Dahl | Posted 04.17.2014 | World

* More funds for Iran unblocked as it curbs nuclear activity * But plant needed to implement nuclear deal faces put off * Interim pact meant to ...

Did Robert Gates Manufacture the Iran Crisis?

William O. Beeman | Posted 05.24.2014 | Politics
William O. Beeman

Aside from the intriguing clues to Robert Gates' probable role in constructing a false picture of the Iranian nuclear danger, Porter's book is essential reading for all Americans wary of manufactured paths to war that have become a major theme in U.S. foreign relations after World War II.

My Strategic Impatience

John Feffer | Posted 05.15.2014 | Politics
John Feffer

A major flaw in the approach the United States has taken toward North Korea is the "all-or-nothing" attitude. Either North Korea agrees at the beginning that it will give up its entire nuclear program or all bets are off.

The Perils of Nuclear Iran

Alon Ben-Meir | Posted 04.27.2014 | World
Alon Ben-Meir

There are two intertwined implications for the Gulf States and Israel in particular that a nuclear Iran presents: the physical and the psychological. Whereas Iran's physical possession of nuclear weapons can be neutralized through deterrence and containment, the psychological aspect will linger as it will constantly bear a high degree of uncertainty.

Atoms for Peace in the Persian Gulf: The Vital Byproduct of P5+1 Nuclear Agreement With Iran

Najmedin Meshkati | Posted 03.09.2014 | World
Najmedin Meshkati

Ensuring peaceful resolution of Iran's nuclear issue, by supporting the interim agreement to eventually culminate in a comprehensive solution, and marshaling nuclear safety efforts in the Persian Gulf constitute realization of what Eisenhower promised the world some 60 years ago in the "Atoms for Peace."

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.

Hardliners and Comprehensive Nuclear Deal

Majid Rafizadeh | Posted 02.08.2014 | World
Majid Rafizadeh

Anyone who has studied Iran's nuclear policies closely for the last decade would be cognizant of the fact that the first deal has never culminated into a comprehensive and enduring agreement addressing the concerns behind Iran's nuclear ambitions.

Iran Nuclear Deal Is Another Win for Diplomacy

Peter Yeo | Posted 01.26.2014 | World
Peter Yeo

This deal once again demonstrates the power of diplomacy -- and just how critical our work with multilateral partners remains to making the world a safer, more peaceful place.

First Nuclear Deal: P5+1 and IAEA

Majid Rafizadeh | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics
Majid Rafizadeh

This deal raises the question as to whether it can truly be viewed as a deal as good as both sides project it to be. Who actually comes out of this deal as a winner? And is there a loser?

Iran Is Driving the Bus, so Why Is the West Celebrating?

Daniel Wagner | Posted 01.25.2014 | World
Daniel Wagner

It is hard to understand what all the celebrating in the West is about. Simply that there is an agreement where there had been none? The Iranians should be doing the celebrating -- and they are.

The Iran Accord -- Profoundly, and Primarily, Symbolic

William O. Beeman | Posted 01.24.2014 | Politics
William O. Beeman

The profound symbolism of the moment more than outweighs the lighter substantive elements of the temporary agreement. The United States and its partners appeared tough and got very little. Iran appeared tough and gave up very little. Both sides saved face.

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.

Islamic Republic of Iran: Buying Time or Serious Nuclear Talks With US, IAEA, and P5+1?

Majid Rafizadeh | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
Majid Rafizadeh

Considering Iran's current nuclear capabilities and their level of uranium refinement, would putting emphasis on intensified multilateral and bilateral talks be an effective approach? Iran's current nuclear status and its shift in the last few months should be examined closely.

IAEA: Iran Virtually Halted Expansion Of Nuclear Facilities

Reuters | Posted 11.15.2013 | World

By Fredrik Dahl VIENNA, Nov 14 (Reuters) - Since Hassan Rouhani became president, Iran has halted a rapid expansion of its uranium en...

Unified Approach to Negotiating With Iran

Alon Ben-Meir | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
Alon Ben-Meir

To avoid any misunderstanding and to increase the U.S.' leverage in the negotiations with Iran, the U.S. must work closely with its allies, especially Israel, and project a unified approach by taking a number of steps.

IAEA: Japan Should Work Harder To Address Fukushima Disaster

AP | MARI YAMAGUCHI | Posted 12.10.2013 | World

TOKYO — TOKYO (AP) — The head of the U.N. nuclear agency urged Japan on Thursday to work harder to address international concerns about leaks ...

Iran's Nuclear Defiance: Rouhani's Two-Track Nuclear Policy or Hypocrisy?

Majid Rafizadeh | Posted 10.12.2013 | World
Majid Rafizadeh

President Rouhani is using conciliatory language to address Iran's nuclear enrichment, and although he is not ideologically opposed to talks on Tehran's nuclear program, Iran's stance doesn't appear to deviate from that of former President Ahmadinejad.

UN Nuke Agency's Iran Probe Driven By US-Led Intel

AP | GEORGE JAHN | Posted 05.24.2013 | World

VIENNA -- The U.N. nuclear agency responsible for probing whether Iran has worked on a nuclear bomb depends on the United States and its allies for mo...

IAEA Report: Iran Significantly Upgrades Nuclear Program

AP | GEORGE JAHN | Posted 07.22.2013 | World

VIENNA — The U.N. atomic agency on Wednesday detailed rapid Iranian progress in two programs that the West fears are geared toward making nuclea...

IAEA: Japan Nuke Cleanup May Take More Than 40 Years

AP | MARI YAMAGUCHI | Posted 06.22.2013 | World

TOKYO — A U.N. nuclear watchdog team said Japan may need longer than the projected 40 years to decommission its tsunami-crippled nuclear plant a...

Mastering the Nuclear Chess Game

Alon Ben-Meir | Posted 06.18.2013 | World
Alon Ben-Meir

From the time it was discovered that Iran was operating a clandestine nuclear weapons program nearly two decades ago, Tehran has successfully outmaneuvered the IAEA while making significant advances in its research and development of its nuclear program.