Greg Thielmann on U.S. Assessment of Iran’s Nuclear Program: Essentials Remain the Same

Editor’s note: Greg Thielmann of the Arms Control Association is a veteran intelligence official who last served as Director of the Strategic, Proliferation and Military Affairs Office in the Department of State’s Bureau of Intelligence and Research. Thielmann’s blog post… Continue Reading  

Effects of Iran sanctions painting grim picture

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On January 23, the EU announced more sanctions and an oil embargo on Iran. The new restrictions impede cooperation with Iran in foreign trade, financial services, energy sectors and technologies, and ban any form of insurance by member states to… Continue Reading  

The latest offer to Iran of nuclear talks: don’t hold your breath

European leaders are telling their publics that the latest EU sanctions are to persuade Iran to talk to the P5+1 about its nuclear program. In the House of Commons, on 24 January, Foreign Secretary William Hague said the sanctions represent… Continue Reading  

Iranian Aircraft Carriers in the Gulf of Mexico

It Can’t Happen Here Posted by Tom Dispatch Exclusive: New Iranian Commando Team Operating Near U.S. (Tehran, FNA) The Fars News Agency has confirmed with the Republican Guard’s North American Operations Command that a new elite Iranian commando team is… Continue Reading  

Gary Sick: Will Israel Really Attack Iran?

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Republished by arrangement with Gary’s Choices By Gary Sick The real answer is no, they will not. But you would never figure that out by reading the New York Times. The sensationalist article in the Sunday New York Times Magazine (Jan.… Continue Reading