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Controversial Waiver Provisions in the New Iran Sanctions Bill

By Alfred Nurja As we approach the one year anniversary of the CISADA Act , the U.S. Congress is considering new Iran sanctions legislation. Chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee Rep Ros-Lehtinen (R-Fla.), Democratic ranking member Howard Berman (D-Calif.) and … Continue reading

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NWFZ Protocols Submitted to Senate

The White House announced yesterday that the President has submitted the Protocols to the African and the South Pacific Nuclear Weapon Free Zone Treaties to the U.S. Senate for advice and consent to ratification. Fifteen years since these Treaties were … Continue reading

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What Language Does Iran Understand?

By Alfred Nurja The Prague-based Radio Liberty (formerly known as Radio Free Europe) reported last   weekend that the State Department has appointed Alan Eyre, as the first Persian-language spokesperson. Reportedly Mr. Eyre is authorized to appear on Iranian state-owned media and … Continue reading

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How does the Middle East Crisis Affect the 2012 WMDFZ Conference?

By Alfred Nurja This month’s issue of Arms Control Today carries an insightful article by Anne Penketh that reports on the potential impact that  unrest in the Middle East may have on international efforts to host a 2012 regional conference on a … Continue reading

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Examining the Impact of Iran Sanctions: Highlights from Today’s ACA Event

The Arms Control Association organized a briefing today on “The Impact of Sanctions on Iran’s Nuclear Program, which is the third in our Solving the Iranian Nuclear Puzzle Briefing Series. The session included a keynote presentation by Robert J. Einhorn, … Continue reading

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Are Sanctions Contributing to or Impeding a Diplomatic Solution to the Iranian Nuclear Puzzle?

By Alfred Nurja Hossein Mousavian,  Iran’s former Ambassador to Germany, nuclear negotiator and current Princeton visiting research scholar, has just released an article on Iran’s Nuclear Crises and the Way Out, an edited version of which appears here. As noted elsewhere, … Continue reading

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Ratifying the Nuclear Weapons Free Zone Protocols

By Alfred Nurja In a little noted section of a speech before the Conference on Disarmament, U.S. Assistant Secretary of State Rose Gottemoeller reiterated a commitment made last year by Secretary Clinton to submit for “Senate advice and consent the … Continue reading

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Another Look at Iran’s Nuclear Capability Timelines

By Alfred Nurja The International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS) released this month a substantial analysis of Iran’s nuclear, chemical and biological capabilities. The report’s detailed break-out scenarios allow readers to finally make some sense of the various and conflicting timelines that … Continue reading

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Toward a Negotiated Solution: Complete Transcript is now Available:

By Alfred Nurja The Arms Control Association has just put up the full transcript from our January 20 event entitled “Toward a Negotiated Solution,” part of ACA’s “Solving the Iranian Nuclear Puzzle” Briefing Series. The ACA’s upcoming Iran briefing on … Continue reading

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Time is Now for Effective Engagement with Iran, experts say.

By Alfred Nurja The Arms Control Association hosted a briefing today on Iran’s nuclear program entitled “Toward a Negotiated Solution,” part of ACA’s “Solving the Iranian Nuclear Puzzle” Briefing Series.  The session focused on examining what a viable diplomatic solution … Continue reading

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