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Spotting Nuclear Weapons Scientists
November 20, 2011
Spotting Nuclear Weapons Scientists
The latest IAEA report on Iran’s nuclear program highlighted the danger of nuclear researchers selling their skills. Can anything be done?
Spotting Nuclear Weapons Scientists
Why China and Russia Help Iran
November 19, 2011
Why China and Russia Help Iran
A new UN Security Council resolution expresses concern over Iran’s nuclear program, but offers little to stop it. China and Russia are happy for it to stay that way.
Why China and Russia Help Iran
Can Turkey Save Afghanistan?
November 11, 2011
Can Turkey Save Afghanistan?
A trilateral conference this month highlighted the possibilities – and limits – to Turkey’s new Central Asia diplomacy drive.
Can Turkey Save Afghanistan?
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
November 02, 2011
Clinton’s Central Asia Mission
Hillary Clinton’s trip to Central Asia was a welcome effort to encourage regional integration to help stabilize Afghanistan. But it’s only a start.
Clinton’s Central Asia Mission
US Considering Afghan Ceasefire?
October 25, 2011
US Considering Afghan Ceasefire?
Hillary Clinton has raised the question of a US ceasefire in Afghanistan. It may be recognition that there’s no military solution to this decade-old conflict.
US Considering Afghan Ceasefire?
Ahmadinejad: Iran’s Last President?
October 24, 2011
Ahmadinejad: Iran’s Last President?
Iran’s supreme leader has hinted that the country’s presidency could be eliminated. It’s a clear warning to Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.
Ahmadinejad: Iran’s Last President?
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
Why Russia Fears US Afghan Plan
October 18, 2011
Why Russia Fears US Afghan Plan
Having feared the US entry into Afghanistan, some in Russia now fear the United States’ exit will make it a bigger target for Islamic militants.
Why Russia Fears US Afghan Plan
Big Tent Key to Saving Afghanistan
October 14, 2011
Big Tent Key to Saving Afghanistan
The US and Afghan governments need to rethink the current peace process. Striking a deal with the Taliban is no magic bullet.
Big Tent Key to Saving Afghanistan
Was Khamenei Reckless - Or Set Up?
October 13, 2011
Was Khamenei Reckless - Or Set Up?
Claims Iran was plotting to assassinate the Saudi Arabian ambassador on US soil are extraordinary. Would Iran’s leadership really have OK’d such a plot?
Was Khamenei Reckless - Or Set Up?
October 12, 2011
Did Iran Really Plan a US Hit Job?
The US has accused Iran of planning to detonate an explosive device to kill the Saudi Arabian ambassador. The Diplomat asks Iran analyst Michael Rubin for his take.
Did Iran Really Plan a US Hit Job?
Why the US Fumbled Afghanistan
October 09, 2011
Why the US Fumbled Afghanistan
A decade after the Afghan War began, it’s clear the US made a mistake in not working more with India. The missteps then have haunted it since.
Why the US Fumbled Afghanistan
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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