Deconstructing the Myth of Lavizan-Shian

by Gareth Porter As the world awaits the mid-December report of International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Director General Yukiya Amano on the accusations of past Iranian work on nuclear weapons, anticipation of the report’s content will be shaped primarily by… Continue Reading  

Seventy-Plus Nuclear Non-Proliferation Experts Endorse Deal

by Jim Lobe As an abundance of nuclear non-proliferation experts rallies behind the Joint Comprehensive Program of Action (JCPOA) signed last month by the P5+1 and Iran, the paucity of arms-control specialists who oppose the deal has become increasingly apparent.… Continue Reading  

Bad Intelligence Leading Us to War Again?

by Robert Kelley On August 6, Jeb Bush did us the tremendous favor of reminding us of the bad intelligence that led us into a strategic disaster in Iraq that has resulted in the deaths of hundreds of thousands—nearly 5,000… Continue Reading  

Iran Deal: Obama Channels Nixon?

by John Feffer One of the greatest moments of U.S. diplomacy in the 20th century was Nixon’s opening to China. It was a surprise, a breathtaking opportunity, and a true game-changer. It was also one of the strangest political matches… Continue Reading  

Verifying Iran’s Nuclear Commitments

by Peter Jenkins On April 22, in the latest of a long line of congressional testimonies on Iran’s nuclear program, the president of the Institute for International Science and Security, David Albright, issued a challenge to the six powers seeking… Continue Reading