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Better Odds on Iran Negotiations After Almaty?

By Kelsey Davenport Career Ambassador Thomas Pickering said at a Feb. 25 Arms Control Association event that he would be “willing to put a little money” on progress toward a positive outcome in negotiations with Iran in 2013.  After the … Continue reading

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Obama Renews Commitment to Reducing Nuclear Weapons Threat

By Daryl G. Kimball Barack Obama’s State of the Union pledge to continue “to lead the effort to prevent the spread of the world’s most dangerous weapons” represents a renewal of the President’s commitment to pursue a step-by-step plan toward … Continue reading

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Netanyahu’s Iran Nuclear Timeline: Off Point and Off Base

By Daryl Kimball, Greg Thielmann, and Kelsey Davenport In his September 27 speech to the UN General Assembly, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu drew an explicit “red line” for Iran’s nuclear program, both figuratively and literally.  However, his meaning was … Continue reading

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Sanctions Squeeze Too Tight?

  By Kelsey Davenport The Administration and Congress are increasing the pressure on Tehran, but in their attempts to tighten the squeeze with further restrictive measures this week, cracks in the international support for sanctions are beginning to show. The … 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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Establishing a Credible Baseline on Iran’s Nuclear and Missile Capabilities

By Alfred Nurja The Washington Post reports November 16 that Iran and the world powers have agreed on a date for starting talks on Iran’s nuclear program. Optimism about chances for success in the upcoming round of talks appears to … Continue reading

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Russia Blocks Iranian Nuclear Access

By Matt Sugrue Xinhua reports that Russian President Dmitry Medvedev issued a decree banning Iranian investments in any “commercial activities involving uranium production or use of nuclear material and technology. The presidential decree states, Any investment by Iran, its citizens … Continue reading

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