David Albright’s Hidden Talents

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by Derek Davison  Nuclear proliferation expert and Iran nuclear agreement skeptic David Albright revealed a heretofore unknown talent on Tuesday: a mastery of the Persian language that apparently supersedes that of even native speakers of the language. Earlier in the… Continue Reading  

Deconstructing the Myth of Lavizan-Shian

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by Gareth Porter As the world awaits the mid-December report of International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Director General Yukiya Amano on the accusations of past Iranian work on nuclear weapons, anticipation of the report’s content will be shaped primarily by… Continue Reading  

Seventy-Plus Nuclear Non-Proliferation Experts Endorse Deal

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by Jim Lobe As an abundance of nuclear non-proliferation experts rallies behind the Joint Comprehensive Program of Action (JCPOA) signed last month by the P5+1 and Iran, the paucity of arms-control specialists who oppose the deal has become increasingly apparent.… Continue Reading  

Tom Cotton Allies Himself with the MEK

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by Eli Clifton Freshman Sen. Tom Cotton (R-AR) garnered two profiles this week, one in The Wall Street Journal and another in The New York Times, highlighting his efforts to disrupt normal Senate procedure in hopes of adding “poison pill”… Continue Reading  

Samore Goes To Bat For The Framework Agreement

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by Eli Clifton Say what you will about pressure group United Against Nuclear Iran (UANI), from their connections to Iran-conflict profiteering to allegations of ties to intelligence agencies, they leave a path of unanswered questions about their motivations, funding, and… Continue Reading