Are Iran’s Ballistic Missiles Designed to be Nuclear Capable?

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by Michael Elleman and Mark Fitzpatrick The common claim that Iran’s missile development must be stopped altogether because these systems could deliver nuclear weapons in the future rests on broad generalizations. While there is reason for concern, priority attention should… 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  

Trump’s Korean Shell Game

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by John Feffer Conmen always keep up a patter. While they’re extracting the wallet from your pocket, they maintain a nonstop monologue so that you focus on their mouth and not what they’re doing with their hands. Beware the voluble… Continue Reading  

North Korea and the Libya Model

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by Paul R. Pillar It will take a while to piece together the strange story of the U.S.-North Korean summit that has been on, then off, then maybe on again. President Trump laid down a smokescreen by speaking, including in… Continue Reading  

Twelve Demands for the US: An Unreasonable Proposal?

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by Gordon Adams The myopia of Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s list of demands for Iran, should it want a future deal with the US, was typical. Basically, give up and give in, with a subtle hint of regime change… Continue Reading