Rethinking the Prevention of Nuclear Proliferation

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by Peter Jenkins An article in the latest issue of the International Security journal goes to the heart of US and European nuclear non-proliferation policy. The author, Scott Kemp, an Assistant Professor of Nuclear Science and Engineering at MIT, raises a fundamental… Continue Reading  

Iran Nuclear Deal: Uphill on the Homestretch?

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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  

The End of the Beginning

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by Robert E. Hunter The talks between Iran and the “P5+1” countries last week bring to mind Winston Churchill’s 1942 description of World War II: “It is not even the beginning of the end. But it is, perhaps, the end… Continue Reading  

Iran Nuclear Deal May Have its Beginnings in Geneva

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by Jasmin Ramsey via IPS News Geneva — Talks between Iran and world powers known as the P5+1 over Iran’s nuclear program wrapped up here with expressions of encouragement and hope, a commitment to reconvene in just three weeks, and… Continue Reading  

Israel and Gulf Nervous Over Iran-U.S. Détente

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by Jim Lobe via IPS News As hopeful, albeit vague, statements about talks in Geneva between Iran and the great powers continued to issue from the Swiss city Tuesday, foes of détente between Washington and Tehran maintained their own high… Continue Reading