Reviving the Iran-North Korea Axis

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by John Feffer When George W. Bush put Iraq, Iran, and North Korea into his infamous “axis of evil” speech in 2002, the three countries seemed to have little to do with one another— except that Washington didn’t like them… Continue Reading  

Text of April 2 Agreement with Iran

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The following document, released on April 2 by the State Department press office, itemizes the points of agreement between Iran, the P5+1 (the UN Security Council members plus Germany), and the European Union. Its official title is: Parameters for a… Continue Reading  

The Deal with Iran: Five Arguments to Watch Out For

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by Gary Sick As the nuclear talks with Iran enter the final stretch, and as the media coverage reaches the point of hysteria, it is useful to step back a bit and offer a few observations about how to approach the kinds… Continue Reading  

Iran’s Enrichment Offer: So Near And Yet Not Far Enough

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by Peter Jenkins So much has been written and said about the uranium enrichment aspect of the 14-month nuclear negotiation with Iran that it is hard to look at it with fresh eyes, and starting from first principles. Nonetheless what… Continue Reading  

Iran Hawks Draw Lessons from DPRK Despite Ongoing Uncertainty on Korean Peninsula

Details are still emerging on the exchange of artillery fire in the Yellow Sea following what has been described as a North Korean artillery attack on South Korea. However, this incident, combined with reports of Pyongyang’s highly enriched uranium (HEU) facility,… Continue Reading