The JCPOA, the NAM, the NNWS, the USA, and the NPT

Hassan Rouhani at Non-Aligned Movement ministerial meeting in 2015

by Peter Jenkins  Someone asked me last week how President Donald Trump’s decision to pull the United States out of the July 2015 nuclear deal with Iran would affect the nuclear non-proliferation regime centered on the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT).… Continue Reading  

Europe, Don’t Go All wobbly on the JCPOA!

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by Peter Jenkins It looks as though Britain, France, and Germany have decided to appease President Donald Trump to discourage him from withdrawing the United States from the July 2015 nuclear agreement with Iran (the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action… Continue Reading  

Tehran Talks Tough with India

The Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Islamic Republic of Iran Mr. Mohammad Javad Zarif calling on the Vice President, Shri Mohd. Hamid Ansari, in New Delhi on February 28, 2014.

by Sumitha Narayanan Kutty Iran’s state-run Press TV ran this unusual headline recently: “Indians relent on Iran rail deal after threat.” The editorial slant here is unusual because the media outlet is generally appreciative of India’s continued engagement with Iran… Continue Reading  

Can Iran’s NAM Presidency help Resolve the Nuclear Dispute?

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On 20 August Al-Monitor published a perceptive article about the upcoming Iranian three-year presidency of the Nonaligned Movement (NAM). The authors were Abbas Maleki, who was a deputy foreign minister of Iran for many years, and Kaveh Afrasiabi. One of… Continue Reading  

What to Make of the latest Iranian-Turkish Row

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Turkish-Iranian relations have been rocky since the deepening of the Syrian imbroglio. But the latest row suggests a new low. In no uncertain terms both the Turkish prime minister, Recep Tayyip Erdogan and foreign minister Ahmet Davuto?lu, expressed displeasure with… Continue Reading