Be a Fly on the Wall in A Room Where History Was Made

by Jasmin Ramsey To describe the process that led to the final deal on Iran’s nuclear program as long and difficult is both talking point and reality. The Europeans, known then as the EU-3 (France, Germany, UK), began the negotiations with Iran in 2003… Continue Reading  

President of Anti-Nuclear-Iran Group Dismisses Imminent Threat of Iranian Nuke

by Eli Clifton Yesterday, Gary Samore, president of United Against Nuclear Iran (UANI), published a column on the website of the International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS) arguing that even if talks between the P5+1 and Iran collapse, “Iran’s ability to produce nuclear weapons… Continue Reading  

Devil in the Details; Angel in the “Big Picture”

by Robert E. Hunter The devil is in the details. This cliché is already being invoked regarding the deal concluded this past weekend between Iran and the so-called P5+1 – the permanent members of the UN Security Council, plus Germany,… Continue Reading  

The Lavrov Proposal: What Are Moscow’s Motives?

by Mark N. Katz Why has Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov made his dramatic proposal for the Syrian government to not only put its chemical weapons under international control, but also destroy them? There are two possibilities. This could be… Continue Reading  

Restoring Congress’ Role In Making War

by Robert E. Hunter Now, after careful deliberation, I have decided that the United States should take military action against Syrian regime targets. This would not be an open-ended intervention. We would not put boots on the ground. Instead, our… Continue Reading