How Will Joe Biden Approach Iran?

Oct 30, 2020

Addressing months of speculation over the future of US policy toward Tehran, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said on September 22 at the UN General Assembly, “We are not a bargaining chip in the US elections and domestic policy.” Earlier this year, Democratic presidential nominee Joe...

The Future of the Iran Nuclear Deal
Oct 19, 2020

The Future of the Iran Nuclear Deal

A New Direction for Nukes and North Korea
Oct 09, 2020

A New Direction for Nukes and North Korea

John Hersey, Hiroshima and the End of World
Oct 05, 2020

John Hersey, Hiroshima and the End of World

Trump’s Failure in the Middle East

Trump’s Failure in the Middle East

Aug 19, 2020

A stunning and humiliating sign of America’s loss of leadership was the UN Security Council’s rejection on August 14 of the US attempt to extend the arms embargo on Iran. None of its traditional allies, including Britain, France and Germany, supported the US. Washington was only backed by...

The Struggle Against a WMD Black Market

The Struggle Against a WMD Black Market

Aug 12, 2020

As of August 12, over 746,000 have died as a result of COVID-19 worldwide, with infections topping 20 million. Some experts are talking about the beginning of de-globalization, and economists are predicting a recession worse than the Great Depression. Both American defense and intelligence...

Was the Bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki the Mother of All War Crimes?

Was the Bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki the Mother of All War Crimes?

Aug 11, 2020

This year marks the 75th anniversary of the nuclear bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. This is reason enough to mull over its meaning and its implications. In a recent article for Fair Observer, Peter Isackson has made a strong case that the annihilation of the two Japanese cities by American...

The Mother of All War Crimes

The Mother of All War Crimes

Aug 05, 2020

As Americans once again struggle with the very idea of having a history, let alone reflecting on its significance, an article in The Nation originally published in 2015 marks the anniversary of the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. It offers its readers a reminder of an event that no one has...

Donald Trump Is Tipping the Nuclear Dominoes

Donald Trump Is Tipping the Nuclear Dominoes

Jun 22, 2020

If the Trump administration follows through on its threat to restart nuclear tests, it will complete the unraveling of more than 50 years of arms control agreements, taking the world back to the days when school children practiced “duck and cover” and people built backyard bomb...

Nuclear Weapons: The Lies and Broken Promises

Nuclear Weapons: The Lies and Broken Promises

Dec 02, 2019

When Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan told an economic meeting in the city of Sivas this September that Turkey was considering building nuclear weapons, he was responding to a broken promise. When Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu accused the government of Iran...

Is the EU Alone Enough to Save the Iran Deal?

Is the EU Alone Enough to Save the Iran Deal?

Sep 19, 2019

Recently, the proclaimed “death” of the Iran nuclear deal has been presented as the reason behind the rapidly escalating tensions in the Strait of Hormuz and the basis for pessimistic speculations regarding an imminent war between Iran and the United States. Interestingly enough, hard-line...

Leaving the JCPOA May Have Been a Mistake, But So Is Reentering It

Leaving the JCPOA May Have Been a Mistake, But So Is Reentering It

Aug 16, 2019

In the first Democratic primary debate, the candidates were asked to raise their hands if they would reenter the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), otherwise known as the Iran nuclear deal. Of the 10 presidential candidates on stage, all raised their hands — except New Jersey Senator...

The World Without American Leadership

The World Without American Leadership

Aug 14, 2019

People around the world, including Americans, have argued that the world can get along without US leadership. Today, they may want to scan the global landscape. While acute crises and violent conflict may not seem imminent at the moment, the view isn’t a hopeful one. For Americans, naively...

Are Russia and NATO Getting Ready for a New Euromissile Crisis?

Are Russia and NATO Getting Ready for a New Euromissile Crisis?

Aug 08, 2019

When it was ratified in 1987, the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty (INF) eliminated a category of weapons that was a major threat to Europe. One must remember how much of a step forward this event was during the Cold War. In the early 1980s, Europe was vulnerable to military...

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