Saudi Arabia and the Nuclear Temptation

by Thomas W. Lippman Saudi Arabia’s crown prince and defense minister, Mohammed bin Salman, seems to have gotten what he wanted from his long glad-handing tour through the United States and several European capitals. He met President Trump and brand-name business… Continue Reading

Back to Basics

A recent incident reminded me of the strong emotions that underlie thinking about Iran by some officials and ex-officials in the United States and parts of Europe. In this instance, an academic who had questioned whether Iran’s safeguards agreement gives… Continue Reading

Under-reported: Iran’s stockpile of 20 percent-enriched uranium has decreased

The Arms Control Association’s Greg Thielmann notes that there was a decrease in Iran’s stockpile of 20 percent-enriched uranium, as indicated by the latest International Atomic Energy Association (IAEA) report about Iran’s nuclear program, but did you know that? The P5+1… Continue Reading

Dan Joyner: Mousavian Proposal “meets reasonable interests and expressed desires of both sides”

The founder of the Arms Control Law blog, Dan Joyner, provides a favorable examination of a proposal for ending the impasse over Iran’s nuclear program that was made by former lead Iranian negotiator Hossain Mousavian to David Ignatius this week: This proposal includes… Continue Reading