Reaching a Compromise on Iran’s Enrichment Program

by Derek Davison Right now the buzz around Iran is related to Iraq, but the July 20 deadline to reach a final nuclear deal set by last year’s interim accord is fast approaching, and as of July 2 representatives from… Continue Reading  

Iran Nuclear Deal: Uphill on the Homestretch?

by François Nicoullaud To date, negotiators on both sides of the talks over Iran’s controversial nuclear program, which resume next week, have been remarkably discreet. Even at the political level, people have been unusually quiet. This is an excellent omen. In… Continue Reading  

A Long View of Iran’s Nuclear Progress

by Peter Jenkins I was still a serving diplomat in Vienna when, in January 2006, the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) reported that Iran had resumed uranium enrichment, suspended since November 2003. Like my Western colleagues, I feared the worst.… Continue Reading  

Saudi Arabia Seen Unlikely to Seek Nukes If Iran Gets One

by Jim Lobe via IPS News Challenging what has become conventional wisdom here, a new report released here Tuesday by an influential think tank argues that Iran’s neighbours – Saudi Arabia in particular – are unlikely to pursue nuclear weapons… Continue Reading