The IAEA Faces a Major Credibility Test

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by Robert Kelley On December 11, the spokesman for the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) confirmed that his agency was, as Gareth Porter asserted on this website earlier this month, not interested in accepting a recent invitation by Iran to… Continue Reading  

Latest International Crisis Group Report on Iran Negotiations

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by Jim Lobe For those who are trying to keep abreast of the negotiations over Iran’s nuclear program, the International Crisis Group  has just put out their latest report and recommendations. You can find links an overview of the underlying… Continue Reading  

ISIS Carrying Out Ethnic Cleansing on “Historic Scale”

by Jim Lobe While the administration of U.S. President Barack Obama ponders broader actions against the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), Amnesty International Tuesday accused the group of carrying out ethnic cleansing in Iraq on a “historic scale.”

Report: Iran Sanctions Cost US Economy Billions

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by Derek Davison American sanctions on Iran: what have they accomplished? There seems to be little dispute that the sanctions have hurt the Iranian economy, the oil revenues of which have been drastically cut, not to mention Iran’s double-digit inflation,… Continue Reading  

Should the US’ British Ally Retain Nuclear Weapons?

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by Peter Jenkins Last week an independent, cross-party commission of inquiry into UK nuclear weapons policy issued its report. The commission (comprising three politicians, two diplomats, one field marshal and two academics) reviewed the arguments for and against the UK… Continue Reading