North Korea’s Negotiating Position Is Out of Reach for Iran, Even if It Acquires a Bomb

by Esfandyar Batmanghelidj The Singapore Summit was bittersweet for those working to save the Iran nuclear deal. Just a few weeks after Trump violated a robust, multilateral arms control agreement, he choreographed his own bid to strike a similar agreement… Continue Reading  

Asia: On the Rocks

by John Feffer Island disputes are a big thing in Asia. Japan and China both claim the Senkaku/Diaoyu islands. Japan and South Korea tussle over Dokdo/Takeshima. Japan and Russia still haven’t definitively sorted out who owns the Kuriles/Northern Territories. You’d… Continue Reading  

Clinton On New Sanctions: Iran ‘Will Understand Even More Fully The Urgency Of The Choice They Face’

via Think Progress The new U.S. sanctions against Iran that kick in today — along with an E.U. oil embargo set to take effect Sunday — are expected to put significant pressure on an already faltering Iranian economy. The new U.S.… Continue Reading