The JCPOA, the NAM, the NNWS, the USA, and the NPT

Hassan Rouhani at Non-Aligned Movement ministerial meeting in 2015

by Peter Jenkins  Someone asked me last week how President Donald Trump’s decision to pull the United States out of the July 2015 nuclear deal with Iran would affect the nuclear non-proliferation regime centered on the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT).… Continue Reading  

President Trump and Iran Have Set Europe a Stiff Challenge

Federica Mogherini and Hassan Rouhani

by Peter Jenkins President Trump’s decision to pull the United States out of the July 2015 nuclear agreement with Iran, known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), had been predictable for nearly four months. On 12 January he… Continue Reading  

Iran Can Help Europe to Resolve Trump’s Nuclear Challenge

Federica Mogherini and Javad Zarif (U.S. State Department via Flickr).

by Peter Jenkins On March 5, after discussions with his French counterpart, Iran’s Foreign Minister Javad Zarif tweeted: EU should compel US to abide by JCPOA rather than trying to appease it by repeating its extraneous demands…US and EU should… Continue Reading  

Does the Road to Korean Denuclearization Run through Tehran?

Richard-Goldberg

by Peter Jenkins The March 15 edition of the Wall Street Journal carried an op-ed by Mark Dubowitz and Richard Goldberg that seeks to make trouble for Iran by exploiting President Donald Trump’s decision to meet North Korea’s supreme leader… Continue Reading  

A Nuclear Deal with Iran Remains the Least Bad Option

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by Peter Jenkins Abbas Araghchi was in London last week. Araghchi, one of Iran’s deputy foreign ministers, was a negotiator of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), the July 2015 agreement designed to resolve international concerns about the nature… Continue Reading