Nuclear Iran: Past is Prologue

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by Charles Naas Following months of positive reports about the negotiations between world powers and Iran over its substantial nuclear program, the mood has turned somewhat pessimistic, despite verification by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) that Iran has met its commitments under the… Continue Reading  

Rethinking the Prevention of Nuclear Proliferation

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by Peter Jenkins An article in the latest issue of the International Security journal goes to the heart of US and European nuclear non-proliferation policy. The author, Scott Kemp, an Assistant Professor of Nuclear Science and Engineering at MIT, raises a fundamental… Continue Reading  

Timelines Dominate Iran Nuclear Talks

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by Derek Davison The three key timelines at the center of the negotiations between world powers and Iran over its nuclear program were the subject of a panel discussion at the Wilson Center today. Jon Wolfsthal of the Center for… Continue Reading  

Possible Deal With Iran On Arak: What Does It Mean?

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by Derek Davison Although it hasn’t been officially confirmed, Iran’s Vice-President Ali Akbar Salehi declared April 19 that Iran and the P5+1 (the US, Britain, France, China, and Russia plus Germany) had “virtually resolved” a dispute over Arak. What does this mean… Continue Reading  

Iran UN Nominee a Non-Issue

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by Robert E. Hunter Even the most serious issues can have lighter — not to say ludicrous — moments. Such is the case of Ambassador Hamid Aboutalebi, the man whom the Iranian government designated as its Permanent Representative to the United Nations… Continue Reading