North Korea Tests Its Third ICBM: What’s Next?

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by Tim Shorrock After 74 days of silence, North Korea test-fired its third and most successful intercontinental ballistic missile to date on Tuesday night, triggering another frenzied response from the US media and the usual bluster from Washington hawks pining… Continue Reading  

Anti-Iran Deal Groups Better Funded Than Pro-Deal Groups By Nearly Five to One

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by Eli Clifton The Democratic Party has latched onto the message that critics of the Iran deal are spending big money over the next 60 days to kill the agreement in Congress. Last Wednesday, for example, House Minority Leader Rep.… Continue Reading  

Memo to Romney: Iran’s nuclear program has nothing to do with dirty bombs

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Joe Cirincione, the President of the nuclear non-proliferation-focused Ploughshares Fund, explains why Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney “further undermined his national security credentials, showing a fundamental misunderstanding of nuclear threats” with remarks he made during a private fundraising dinner in May.… Continue Reading  

Joseph Cirincione: IAEA report shows Iran HAS NOT made decision to go nuclear

The hype about the latest IAEA report about Iran’s nuclear program was much more frightening than the actual content. Yesterday, Joseph Cirincione, the president of the Ploughshares Fund, an organization devoted to preventing the spread of nuclear weapons, informed a… Continue Reading  

Cirincione and Leonard: What to do next on Iran?

Joe Cirincione and Rob Leonard of the Ploughshares Fund have a good post up at the Hill about what the U.S. should do on Iran. They write: The intelligence community’s views should be familiar. They have not changed much in… Continue Reading