Tag: Nuclear Program

Iran’s Narratives of Independence and Nuclear Development

Iran’s Narratives of Independence and Nuclear Development

Nuclear development is an important path through which the Islamic Republic negotiates its position within the modern state system. Later this month, the P5+1 (China, France, Russia, the United Kingdom, the United States plus Germany) and Iran are due to announce whether or not they have reached...

No Change After Iran’s Presidential Elections

No Change After Iran’s Presidential Elections

Despite the importance attached to the upcoming presidential elections, when it comes to Iran's nuclear program, there will be no change at the negotiating table. On April 18, 2013, US Secretary of State John Kerry asked senators pressing for tougher sanctions over Iran's nuclear program to be...

North Korea: A History of Belligerence

North Korea: A History of Belligerence

North Korea’s recent rhetoric is neither new nor surprising. While nuclear weapons in the hands of a volatile and irrational leader are cause for concern, it is unlikely that Pyongyang is on a suicide mission.  The ongoing tensions between North Korea, South Korea and the United...

On the Failure of the Iranian Sanctions

On the Failure of the Iranian Sanctions

Iranians have become adept at circumventing economic sanctions which, even if perfectly implemented, would be unlikely to stop Iran’s nuclear aspirations. Diplomacy is the only viable solution. In light of Senator Chuck Hagel’s appointment as US Secretary of Defense, the issue of Iran...

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