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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 MPAA, Disney and Blind People: Data Point for Campaign Finance Reform and the Weakness of Human Character

James Love | Posted 06.24.2013 | Politics
James Love

On Monday, I published a 4300-word account of efforts by the MPAA and its members to undermine negotiations for a new UN treaty on copyright exception...

Disney, Viacom and Other MPAA Members Join Book Publishers to Weaken a Treaty for the Blind

James Love | Posted 06.23.2013 | Politics
James Love

The World Blind Union and its members and supporters in the negotiation are now concerned that that Obama Administration and the European Commission are making demands that will render the treaty far less useful, or even derail the negotiations entirely.

Race Against Time for an Arms Trade Treaty

Louis Belanger | Posted 09.18.2012 | World
Louis Belanger

As the final date of the Arms Trade Treaty Conference gets ever closer, there is an increasing willingness by States to aim at compromise to achieve a treaty. What is certain, though, is that States must not use the 'spectre' of consensus to conclude the conference with a weak treaty.

What Does a Gun Mean to You? (Video)

Louis Belanger | Posted 08.21.2012 | World
Louis Belanger

Ahead of the history-making decision on the Arms Trade Treaty less than two weeks from now -- starting July 2 in New York at the United Nations -- the Control Arms Coalition set up a series of exclusive interviews with four high-profile personalities.

Christie's Absurd Claims

Paul Abrams | Posted 11.28.2011 | Politics
Paul Abrams

Governor Chris Christie claimed President Obama came into office in a crisis, and did not lead. Moreover, he suggested the president did not recognize problems and push to solve them. He must not understand the meanings of two words: "filibuster" and "abuse."

Time for a Different Way

Doug Noll | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Doug Noll

What do the stalled Middle East peace talks and just completed climate change negotiations in Cancun have in common? Essentially, both problems are di...

Friday Talking Points [149] -- Making Holiday Sausage

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

The holidays are just around the corner, and the preparatory legislative sausage-making on Capitol Hill is in full swing. What a happy, happy time of...

Friday Talking Points [148] -- Aliens Landing?

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

So the good news this week was apparently that giant mutant space monsters are not, in fact, about to arrive and (assumably) enslave humankind and eat...

Obama's Busy Week Ahead

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Everyone in Washington has a few busy weeks ahead, until the 111th Congress wraps up business and heads off into the sunset, but President Obama will be at the center of this whirlwind.

Giving Treaties the Short Shrift

Diane Marie Amann | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Diane Marie Amann

What to make of James P. Rubin 's blithe "Farewell to the Age of the Treaty"? In a New York Times op-ed yesterday Rubin, a State Department spokesper...

Friday Talking Points [147] -- Democrats Fighting The Good Fight

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Well, I don't know about anyone else, but I thought that was a pretty good week for Democrats. Maybe it's just the subject matter I've been tackling t...

Friday Talking Points [146] -- Clowning Around

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Send in the clowns! No, that's not a statement on Congress returning to Washington next week. Although if you choose to read it that way, I certainly...

Laos: the World's Most Bombed Country

Louis Belanger | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Louis Belanger

We walked around a field where the ground was literally littered with small holes and flags, marking the dangerous bomblets buried inches beneath the surface. There must have been 50 munitions scattered across a field the size of a basketball court.

Obama's Next Steps

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

We'll have lots of time to examine Obama's new course before he actually formally announces it next year. In the meantime, Obama has two short months remaining to convince the Senate to get something done to bolster his legacy.

Friday Talking Points [139] -- Three Years Of FTP

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Last week was a busy one, and also a pretty good one for Democrats, all around. But we'll get to all of that in a moment. First, though, we simply mu...

Obama Poll Watch -- April, 2010

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Obama seems to have hit a plateau in his approval ratings, which have remained largely unchanged for the past three months. Could it be that we've all just made up our minds about the job the president is doing?

Can Harry Reid Deliver?

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Given that Harry Reid's Senate is not exactly known for moving with blinding speed, one has to wonder whether Harry Reid can deliver on some of these big issues before the midterm elections or not.

Obama Dismisses Palin's Criticism Of Nuclear Policy: She's 'Not Much Of An Expert'

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

President Obama dismissed criticism by Former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin Thursday over his administration's proposal to limit the use of nuclear weap...

US, Russia Agree To Maintain Nuclear Treaty

AP | DESMOND BUTLER | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

WASHINGTON — The United States and Russia said Friday they had agreed to maintain the provisions of a major nuclear arms control treaty just hou...

The United States of Cluster Bombs

Steven Crandell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Steven Crandell

The treaty banning cluster munitions would not be seen as undermining "military utility" but instead as a prudent step to stop avoidable civilian deaths and injuries.