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  

Anthony Cordesman: Give Diplomacy Priority While Preserving Security

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Anthony Cordesman, a highly respected military and security expert at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), writes in a co-authored CSIS report that while the US should be prepared for the worst — an Iranian sprint towards a nuclear… Continue Reading  

Anti-Iran Hawks Maintain P.R. Offensive

via IPS News When Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told the U.N. General Assembly last month that Iran’s nuclear programme was unlikely to breach his “red line” for presumed military action until next spring or summer, many observers here looked… Continue Reading  

Report: Long list of costs for Military Action Against Iran

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by Jasmin Ramsey Extended military strikes by the United States alone or conducted with Israel could destroy or damage Iran’s most important nuclear sites, but will only temporarily set back Iran’s nuclear program for up to four years, according to… 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