On Clarifying Iran’s “Possible Military Dimension”

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President Obama’s re-election last month raised hopes that the US government would at last be in a position, politically, to work with Iran towards a negotiated settlement centred on confidence-building and the provisions of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT). This was the… Continue Reading  

A Tale of Two Threats

It’s not easy for a European observer of US politics to understand why the US Congress seems so much more concerned by Iran’s nuclear activities than by those of North Korea (the DPRK). Congressional pressure on the White House to… Continue Reading  

Back to Basics

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A recent incident reminded me of the strong emotions that underlie thinking about Iran by some officials and ex-officials in the United States and parts of Europe. In this instance, an academic who had questioned whether Iran’s safeguards agreement gives… Continue Reading  

Tale of a Missed Opportunity

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by Peter Jenkins When two or more aficionados of the Iranian nuclear controversy are gathered together, the conversation will turn at some point to whether opportunities for resolving the issue peacefully have been missed. Some see a missed opportunity in… Continue Reading  

Where are the Iran talks heading after Moscow?

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To anyone trying to guess where this year’s re-engagement of Iran by the Obama administration is likely to lead, two things look clearer in the aftermath of the 18-19 June talks in Moscow. First, the administration appears to have thought… Continue Reading