Nearing A Fait Accompli
April 23, 2013
Nearing A Fait Accompli
“We are approaching a point where…the international community will no longer have any realistic option to veto an Iranian decision to build nuclear weapons.”
Nearing A Fait Accompli
The Ball is in Iran’s Court
March 01, 2013
The Ball is in Iran’s Court
This week’s P5+1-Iran meeting was highly encouraging but the long shadow of the past looms large.
The Ball is in Iran’s Court
Getting to the Endgame With Iran
February 06, 2013
Getting to the Endgame With Iran
Iran and the P5+1 powers have scheduled talks. Now the hard part begins.
Getting to the Endgame With Iran
Five Reasons Not to Attack Iran
January 09, 2012
Five Reasons Not to Attack Iran
Iran would likely be a far more formidable adversary than any the United States has faced in decades. The U.S. should be very wary about launching military strikes.
Five Reasons Not to Attack Iran
January 07, 2012
Will Iran Lash Out at Weak Israel?
A cornered Iranian supreme leader might be tempted to boost his domestic standing by lashing out at Israel. Israel is ill-equipped to respond.
Will Iran Lash Out at Weak Israel?
China’s Frustrated Iran Diplomacy
December 26, 2011
China’s Frustrated Iran Diplomacy
China has worked hard behind the scenes to reduce tensions over Iran’s nuclear program. But as political pressure grows in the U.S. for action, will it have been for nothing?
China’s Frustrated Iran Diplomacy
Yes, Obama May Call Iran Strike
December 15, 2011
Yes, Obama May Call Iran Strike
A former top Obama adviser on the Middle East says the president is serious when he says all options remain open. Just look at his track record.
Yes, Obama May Call Iran Strike
Why There’s No Quick Iran Fix
December 13, 2011
Why There’s No Quick Iran Fix
The Diplomat speaks with Joseph Costa, co-director of the Truman National Security Project’s Nuclear Nonproliferation Experts Group, about the future of Iran’s nuclear program.
Why There’s No Quick Iran Fix
Was Russia Behind Stuxnet?
December 10, 2011
Was Russia Behind Stuxnet?
The U.S. and Israel are widely assumed to be responsible for the Stuxnet computer worm that hit Iran’s nuclear facilities. But Moscow has just as good a motive.
Was Russia Behind Stuxnet?
Time for West to Wise Up on Iran
December 06, 2011
Time for West to Wise Up on Iran
Last week’s assault on the British Embassy was unacceptable. But more sanctions are only going to embolden Iran’s ideologues.
Time for West to Wise Up on Iran
Memo to Iran: Obama Won’t Let It Go
November 10, 2011
Memo to Iran: Obama Won’t Let It Go
The latest IAEA report on Iran’s nuclear program has strengthened the hand of those calling for tougher action. But the U.S. should open the diplomacy door wider.
Memo to Iran: Obama Won’t Let It Go
Getting Ready for the IAEA Storm
November 07, 2011
Getting Ready for the IAEA Storm
It’s unclear whether the new IAEA report on Iran’s nuclear program has anything new. But even before its release, Israel has stoked speculation of a military strike.
Getting Ready for the IAEA Storm
Why Israel Won’t Go It Alone
November 04, 2011
Why Israel Won’t Go It Alone
With speculation intensifying over whether Israel is planning to attack Iran’s nuclear facilities, it’s worth remembering that it’s the U.S. that will have the ultimate say.
Why Israel Won’t Go It Alone
The Death of Obama’s Iran Outreach
October 19, 2011
The Death of Obama’s Iran Outreach
The alleged Iranian plot to assassinate the Saudi ambassador sounds uncertain and amateurish. One thing is clear though, Obama will likely be abandoning his overtures to Tehran.
The Death of Obama’s Iran Outreach
Punching Holes in the Iran Plot
October 15, 2011
Punching Holes in the Iran Plot
The idea that the alleged Iranian plot to assassinate the Saudi ambassador went to the very top is fanciful, says Robert Dreyfuss. Still, it has almost certainly scuppered the prospects for talks.
Punching Holes in the Iran Plot
Is Iran Ready to Compromise?
October 02, 2011
Is Iran Ready to Compromise?
There are some encouraging signs Iran may be willing to compromise over its nuclear programme. But is the Obama administration willing to listen?
Is Iran Ready to Compromise?
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