Championing Nuclear Non-Proliferation Rules: The EU and Iran

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by Peter Jenkins In a newly published book, Tarja Cronberg contrasts EU and US conceptions of multilateralism in the nuclear field. Her work is titled Nuclear Multilateralism and Iran. A former member of the European Parliament (EP) and chair of… Continue Reading  

Scientists to Trump: the JCPOA Is Working

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Yesterday, a group of 37 American scientists–including Nobel laureates, nuclear specialists, and former White House advisers–sent an open letter to President-elect Donald Trump in support of the Iran nuclear deal (the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, or JCPOA). Trump made… Continue Reading  

Was the Iran Deal Threatened by US Sanctions Provisions?

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by Peter Jenkins What went wrong? Why were the United States and Iran unable to come to a comprehensive agreement in Vienna on Monday? According to an Iranian source close to the negotiations, the main obstacle was the inability of… Continue Reading  

Israel’s Stolen Nuclear Materials: Why it Still Matters

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by Marsha B. Cohen Once again revelations concerning the genesis of Israel’s undeclared nuclear weapons program are attracting notice. Two nuclear experts, Victor Gilinsky and Roger J. Mattson, have again raised questions as to how Israel might have acquired the nuclear materials… Continue Reading  

Memo to Romney: Iran’s nuclear program has nothing to do with dirty bombs

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Joe Cirincione, the President of the nuclear non-proliferation-focused Ploughshares Fund, explains why Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney “further undermined his national security credentials, showing a fundamental misunderstanding of nuclear threats” with remarks he made during a private fundraising dinner in May.… Continue Reading