admin's Blog Posts

  On the radar: Optimistic for a deal, but creativity needed; Bridging gaps; Sanctions relief sequencing; Why inspections are key; Iran can’t walk away; Don’t tell anybody about Israel’s “kumquats”; and unnecessary weapons, staggering costs.   Read more »
Posted on September 26, 2014
  On the radar: “Don’t let opportunity pass”; “Historic opportunity”; Rehashed Parchin accusations; the Other Mid-East point of nuclear contention; PM Cameron meets Rouhani; and the Problems with building new U.S. nuclear weapons.   Read more »
Posted on September 25, 2014
  On the radar: Russia’s ongoing military modernization; Northeast Asia security agreement; Maximalist demands and an Iran deal; and Turkey entering the missile defense bazaar.   Read more »
Posted on September 11, 2014
  On the radar: Defense budget stalls ICBM replacement; Not in Maine’s backyard; Navy takes no-nonsense approach to nuclear cheating; Talbott on Putanism; James Doyle appeals DOE firing; Six things nuclear wonks fear most, and “The Beast” goes to Pyongyang.   Read more »
Posted on August 21, 2014
  On the radar: Senators call out backwards budget priorities; IAEA and Iran making headway; the Pits; About NATO’s nukes; Intellectual freedom at National Labs; Israel’s expanding nuclear capability; Is arms control really dead; and the Tallest free-standing structure west of the Mississippi.   Read more »
Posted on August 19, 2014
The international talks over Iran's nuclear program have been extended through November. Sure, we'd rather have had a deal. But as long as all sides remain committed to the process, we're still on track to achieve the objective: peacefully preventing the development of an Iranian nuclear weapon.  Read more »
Posted by admin on July 22, 2014
Iran
Faith-based organizations are at the forefront of advocating for historical policy changes to national and foreign policy to create a more just and safer world. Ploughshares Fund sat down with Kate Gould, lead lobbyist on Middle East Policy at the Friend’s Committee on National Legislation, to learn more about their lobbying efforts, including on the current Iran nuclear negotiations. Read more »
Posted by admin on July 14, 2014
  On the radar: Everybody is upgrading their nukes; Businesses brace for Iran deal; Sec. Tim Howard; Positioning ahead of negotiations; Zarif on YouTube; India’s AP, new uranium plant; and Bill Gates’ nuclear wish.   Read more »
Posted on July 2, 2014
Some very good news has come from a very bad part of the world today. Syria’s operational chemical weapons arsenal is no more. Officials in the Syrian port of Latakia loaded the very last shipment of the declared stockpile onto a Danish freighter and sent them off for destruction at sea. Read more »
Posted by admin on June 23, 2014
"This is more than just enrichment and centrifuges," commented Trita Parsi from the stage at Ploughshares Fund's Chain Reaction gala. "I think we are in front of an opportunity to potentially lose an enemy in the Middle East."  Read more »
Posted by admin on June 6, 2014