Overwhelming Expert Consensus Favors Agreement with Iran

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by Joe Cirincione There is an overwhelming consensus among non-proliferation, nuclear policy, and national security experts that a negotiated accord is the best, and likely the only, way to ensure that Iran never builds a nuclear weapon. But you would not… Continue Reading  

New US Demands Complicate Iran Talks

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by Eldar Mamedov On June 5-7, a cross-party group of members of the European Parliament visited Iran as a confidence-building measure ahead of the June 30 deadline for a final deal on Iran´s nuclear program. The fact that both sides took this… Continue Reading  

Reviving the Iran-North Korea Axis

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by John Feffer When George W. Bush put Iraq, Iran, and North Korea into his infamous “axis of evil” speech in 2002, the three countries seemed to have little to do with one another— except that Washington didn’t like them… Continue Reading  

Ariane Tabatabai on Negotiations with Iran

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by Henry Johnson Ariane Tabatabai, a visiting assistant professor at Georgetown University, nuclear non-proliferation expert, and occasional contributor to LobeLog, is very busy these days. But she agreed to speak with us about the negotiations between the U.S. and Iran.… Continue Reading  

Iran: A Lesson in the Art of Building Confidence

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by Peter Jenkins Much of the comment on yesterday’s “decisive step” towards a “Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action” (JCPOA), which will ensure the exclusively peaceful nature of Iran’s nuclear program, has been based on the factsheet put out by the… Continue Reading