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Iran Nuclear Weapons

Obama: Iran's Nuclear Program Poses Continued Threat

AP | By JIM KUHNHENN | Posted 01.03.2012 | World

CANNES, France -- President Barack Obama says Iran's nuclear program continues to pose a threat, and that he and the president of France want the inte...

(Another) Act of War and What We Can Do About It

Mark D. Wallace | Posted 12.28.2011 | World
Mark D. Wallace

Iran clearly sees itself as a nation at war with the U.S. It is time for America to recognize that grim reality, and act accordingly.

Santorum Backs Assassinating Foreign Nuclear Scientists

Easley Patch | Jeff Brush and Shawn Drury | Posted 12.25.2011 | Politics

At a campaign stop on Tuesday in Greenville, former U.S. Sen. Rick Santorum spoke at length about foreign policy....

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.

Iran’s Nuclear Program Suffering New Setbacks, Diplomats And Experts Say

The Washington Post | Joby Warrick | Posted 12.17.2011 | World

Iran’s nuclear program, which stumbled badly after a reported cyber attack last year, appears beset by poorly performing equipment, shortages of par...

Spain To Host U.S. Missile Defense System

AP | LOLITA C. BALDOR and SLOBODAN LEKIC | Posted 12.05.2011 | World

BRUSSELS — The Obama administration and the Spanish government have agreed to base Aegis Cruisers on Spain's coast, as part of the anti-ballisti...

Mohamed ElBaradei's The Age of Deception

Lawrence Wittner | Posted 11.29.2011 | World
Lawrence Wittner

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.

Irans Starts Production Of Cruise Missiles For Navy

AP | ALI AKBAR DAREINI | Posted 11.28.2011 | World

TEHRAN, Iran — Iran said Wednesday it has begun large-scale production of a domestically-developed cruise missile designed for sea-based targets...

Rethinking U.S. Policy Toward Iran

Jayshree Bajoria | Posted 11.23.2011 | World
Jayshree Bajoria

Ahmadinejad's diminishing political fortunes poses a dilemma for the U.S. on the seriousness of any deal the Iranian president proposes on the country's controversial nuclear program.

Iran's Nuclear Program -- Deal With It

Madison Schramm | Posted 11.02.2011 | World
Madison Schramm

The Obama administration needs to acknowledge the limited efficacy of sanctions and reevaluate the fanciful notion that Iran will suspend enrichment. Washington needs to offer up some more carrots.

North Korea Increases Iran Nuclear Program Aid

Posted 10.25.2011 | World

is a new website that delivers English editions of the best foreign-language news and journalism. By Paul-Anton Krüger SÜDDEUTSCHE ZEITUNG/Worl...

Iran Shows U.N.Advanced Nuclear Equipment: Report

AP | By GEORGE JAHN | Posted 10.24.2011 | World

VIENNA -- Iran has allowed a top U.N. atomic inspector access to a site where it is developing advanced centrifuges that can be used to make nuclear f...

Iran Moves Nuclear Centrifuges To Underground Site

AP | ALI AKBAR DAREINI | Posted 10.22.2011 | World

TEHRAN, Iran — Iran has moved some of its centrifuges to an underground uranium enrichment site that offers better protection from possible airs...

Don't Sanction Iran for Sanctions' Sake

Benjamin Loehrke | Posted 10.18.2011 | World
Benjamin Loehrke

While existing sanctions have contributed to constraining the Iranian regime's nuclear program, this latest sanctions proposal against Iran's central bank could make dealing with Iran harder and war more likely.

Iran's Nuclear Program Ramps Up With New Centrifuges

AP | By NASSER KARIMI | Posted 09.18.2011 | World

TEHRAN, Iran -- Iran said Tuesday it was installing new and efficient centrifuges aimed at speeding up its nuclear enrichment amid fears Tehran is mov...

A War to End All Middle East Wars

Dovid Efune | Posted 09.06.2011 | World
Dovid Efune

Even amongst the proponents of interventionism and its theorists, a full-scale invasion of Iran is far from popular, yet the limited effectiveness of air strikes, either American or Israeli, has been widely acknowledged.

Saudi Arabia Will Build Nukes If Iran Gets Them

The Guardian | Jason Burke in Riyadh | Posted 08.29.2011 | World

A senior Saudi Arabian diplomat and member of the ruling royal family has raised the spectre of nuclear conflict in the Middle East if Iran comes clos...

Iran 'Not Afraid' To Produce Nuclear Weapon: Ahmadinejad

AP | Posted 08.23.2011 | World

TEHRAN, Iran -- Iran's president says his country isn't afraid of making a nuclear weapon but doesn't intend to do so. Iranian state television on Th...

One Year After Tehran: Can Turkey still be a 'model partner' in resolving the Iran nuclear impasse?

Joshua W. Walker | Posted 07.20.2011 | World
Joshua W. Walker

This post was co-authored by Dr. Philipp C. Bleek Exactly one year ago this week, Turkey and Brazil unveiled an agreement they had jointly negotiated...

Israel Has the Right to Attack Iran's Nuclear Reactors Now

Alan Dershowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Alan Dershowitz

Iran's recent attempt to ship arms to Hamas in Gaza is an act of war committed by the Iranian government against the Israeli government. Israel is now in its legal right to put military action on the table.

The Other Nuclear Threat

William Hartung | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
William Hartung

Though a meltdown at a nuclear power plant would be disastrous, an even more urgent threat is posed by the possibility of a nuclear weapon or weapon-making material falling into the hands of terrorists.

The Power of Ultimatums -- the Forgotten Diplomatic Tool

Robert Eisenman | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Robert Eisenman

Ultimatums have gotten a bad name, probably because of what happened in the run-up to World War I. But what distinguishes a "just ultimatum" from megalomaniacal posturing or propagandistic invective?

Zimbabwe Reportedly To Sell Uranium To Iran

The Telegraph | Aislinn Laing, Johannesburg | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Simbarashe Mumbengegwi, Zimbabwe's foreign minister, said the sanctions -- which prohibit member states from providing Iran with raw materials that it...

The U.S in the Middle East: Quo Vadis?

Haggai Carmon | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Haggai Carmon

From the Arab countries' perspective, the U.S can no longer be relied upon as a long term ally. Their sobering up is not misplaced,

Walking on a Dream - Alone Across Iran Part 1

Mark Kalch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
Mark Kalch

As I made a final, stumbling descent off the mountainside and onto the icy road the snowfall increased in tempo and ferocity. A series of dark, seemin...