Tag Archives: Middle East

Despite Israeli Doubts, Serious Diplomacy Is the Best Option for Iran

By Kelsey Davenport Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told the UN General Assembly today that Israel will “stand alone” in order to prevent Iran from acquiring nuclear weapons. It is good that Prime Minister Netanyahu is prepared for that, because … Continue reading

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The November 2012 IAEA Report on Iran and Its Implications

By Kelsey Davenport, Daryl G. Kimball, and Greg Thielmann The new quarterly report from the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) on Iran’s nuclear program, which is now in circulation, finds that Tehran has continued to install more centrifuges for uranium … Continue reading

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Don’t put international cooperation on Iran at risk

By Peter Crail The following entry was originally posted on The Hill’s Congress Blog on September 29, 2011. During Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s speech at the UN last week, many attendees turned their backs and walked out. Although they were reacting to … Continue reading

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Accelerating the Entry Into Force of the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty

By Daryl G. Kimball Today, fifteen years after the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty was opened for signature, more than 100 senior government officials will gather at the United Nations in New York for the seventh conference on “Facilitating Entry … 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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Military Strikes vs. Arms Control

    By ACA Intern Matt Sugrue With Jeffery Goldberg’s article in The Atlantic the issue of a possible Israeli attack on Iran’s nuclear facilities is once again front and center. The possibility of an Israeli strike raises one immediate … Continue reading

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