Disarmament: The Forgotten Premises of Non-Proliferation

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by Seyed Hossein Mousavian  In an interview with the daily Neue Osnabrücker Zeitung, German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas announced a German-led initiative on global disarmament, warning that technologically advanced weapons can soon transform science fiction into “deadly reality.” This announcement… Continue Reading  

The Iranian Canary in the Coalmine

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by Matthew K. Shannon The past two years have witnessed a shift in the way that the United States interacts with the world. Although Donald Trump’s Iran policy has continuities with the regime-change mentality of the George W. Bush presidency,… Continue Reading  

The Palestinians and Nuclear Weapons

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by Paul R. Pillar The significance of the unresolved Israeli-Palestinian conflict has long been the subject of tendentious argumentation. The right-wing government of Israel, not wanting to relinquish the conquered land whose relinquishment would be necessary for peace, often contends,… Continue Reading  

Motivations for the Dead-End Policy on Iran

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by Paul R. Pillar Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s recent speech on Iran, although titled “After the Deal: A New Iran Strategy,” was not new at all. It was mostly a recitation of the same arguments, with the same fallacies… Continue Reading  

The Case against Dismantling the Iran Deal: A View from Israel

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by Shemuel Meir Making good on his ultimatum, the American president trumpeted  America’s withdrawal from the Iran nuclear deal (JCPOA) earlier this month. This was the opening salvo in a drive to crush the deal that has blocked Iran’s path to nuclear… Continue Reading