More Diplomacy, Less Pressure for Iran Settlement: Report

by Jim Lobe via IPS News  The administration of President Barack Obama should put more emphasis on diplomacy in its quest for a satisfactory resolution of Iran’s nuclear programme, according to a major new report released by The Iran Project.… Continue Reading  

What Would it Take for Iran to Build a Bomb?

Interview with Colin Kahl by Garrett Nada via USIP  What steps would be necessary for Iran to build a nuclear weapon? President Obama has estimated that it would take Iran “over a year or so” for Iran to develop a nuclear weapon.… Continue Reading  

Disappointed in Almaty

by Charles Naas The second round of talks in Almaty, Kazakhstan between the P5+1 (the US, UK, France, Russia, China and Germany) and Iran ended just about where they started — no advance from the March talks and the glimmer of… Continue Reading  

Has Israel backed down?

Israeli Defence Minister Ehud Barak’s recent comments indicating that Israel has delayed its attack-Iran timeline by 8-10 months is causing a stir among Iran watchers. From the Daily Telegraph: Earlier this year, however, Iran delayed the arrival of that moment. Tehran has… Continue Reading  

Obama Aides Launch Preemptive Attack on New Iran Plan

via IPS News Although the place and time of the next round of talks on Iran’s nuclear programme have not yet been announced, the manoeuvring by Iran and the United States to influence the outcome has already begun. Iran sought… Continue Reading