Why Nukes Are Here to Stay

Nuclear weapons are scary, and the recent negotiations with Iran, as well as Netanyahu’s apocalyptic speech, have thrust nukes back into our minds. The thought of entire cities, states, even countries being obliterated in an instant is enough to make your heart beat faster. It’s for this reason that nuclear...

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What Happens in Geneva, Stays in Geneva: Negotiating Towards a Non-Nuclear Iran

What Happens in Geneva, Stays in Geneva: Negotiating Towards a Non-Nuclear Iran

Late Sunday night, after a long day of negotiations between Iran and the P5+1 (a group consisting of the five permanent members of the United Nations Security Council plus Germany), Secretary of State John Kerry flew out of Geneva and headed to the United Arab Emirates for the next stop...

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Obama & Iran: Borrowing a Page of Nixon’s Playbook

With such a vast amount of controversy swirling over Iran and its nuclear program, it seems almost impossible to decipher which policy option would best serve the United States’ national interest. A scan of the headlines of popular news sites such as The New York Times and The Economist illuminates...

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The Iranian Powder Keg

Following the death of Ambassador Stephens amidst protests across the Middle East, foreign policy has moved front and center in the 2012 presidential campaign. Against this backdrop, Iran looms large. A recent report released by the United Nations Atomic Energy Agency indicates Iran is continuing to pursue a nuclear weapon ....

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