Low Chance for Nuclear Deal Before Iran’s 2013 Presidential Election

by Mohammad Ali Shabani After the nuclear talks between Iran and the P5+1 (the United States, Britain, France, Russia, China and Germany) in Moscow last June, dialogue at the senior political level was put on ice due to the American… Continue Reading  

Details will make or Break Iran Nuclear Deal

via IPS News After a year of fruitless negotiations that are expected to resume soon, Iranian and U.S. experts are urging both sides to show more flexibility and make more concessions on its nuclear programme. A letter written this month by seven… Continue Reading  

Questioning Recent Iran Policy Prescriptions

Any reader of my last piece on this site will be unsurprised that I was disappointed by the Iran chapter of “US Non-Proliferation Strategy for the Middle East” — a policy paper produced by five self-proclaimed “non-partisan specialists”. (Jim Lobe has written about it here.)… Continue Reading  

Khatami-era Nuclear Negotiator Explains why Iran doesn’t want the bomb

According to Ambassador Seyed Hossein Mousavian, the spokesperson for Iran’s nuclear negotiating team (2003-2005) and now a visiting scholar at Princeton University, an Iranian nuclear weapon “would provide only a short-term regional advantage that would turn into a longer-term vulnerability”. Arrested… Continue Reading  

Iran Shows Signs of Resilience Ahead of Potential Bilateral Talks

By Richard Javad Heydarian A key foreign policy consequence of President Barak Obama’s reelection is the growing possibility of face-to-face talks between the United States. and Iran. Both the US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Iran’s Foreign Minister Ali… Continue Reading