Diplomacy

  On the radar: The state of global nuclear security; The most dangerous country; Hagel on triad, costs; Nuke budget doesn’t match strategy; Negotiations with Iran continue; Iran's centrifuges; Dooming diplomacy; Hagel’s rare visit; and U.S. and Taiwan sign nuclear trade accord.   Read more »
Posted on January 9, 2014
  On the radar: Testing diplomacy; Sinking diplomacy; Presidential authority on sanctions; Lessons for Kerry from Shultz and Kissinger; and Putting nukes in Cuba wasn’t fun.   Read more »
Posted on December 19, 2013
  On the radar: Iran’s crisis, an opportunity for diplomacy; The better of two bad options; Vandenberg tests; North Korea’s rocket tests; Warhead plans; Big, fat and immortal; That time we almost nuked North Carolina; and Atomic agriculture.   Read more »
Posted on September 23, 2013
The United States, along with the other permanent members of the UN Security Council, plus Germany (P5+1), are set to resume negotiations with Iran regarding its nuclear program on February 26 in Kazakhstan. Read more »
Posted by Rebecca Remy on February 7, 2013
On the radar: 2-hour firefight at base storing nukes; Understanding Iran NIEs; Consensus on diplomacy; Rothkopf says Israeli not bluffing; Uncertainty in Iran strike outcomes; Japan missile defense upgrade; Discrepancy in IAEA Iran report; and Richie Enrichment’s World of Adventure!!!   Read more »
Posted on August 16, 2012
  On the radar: Misplaced priorities; What nuclear weapons cost; Thinking through the military option; No Parchin agreement; Mousavian Memoir; The nuclear weapons lobby; CMRR’s uncertain fate; Nuclear security in Jordan; and UFO or ICBM?   Read more »
Posted on June 11, 2012
To give us a better handle on the current situation with Iran, we spoke with Reza Marashi, Research Director for the National Iranian American Council (NIAC). Reza served in the U.S. Department of State for four years in the Office of Iranian Affairs, and his articles have appeared in publications including The New York Times, Foreign Policy, The Atlantic, and The National Interest. He is a contributor to CNN, NPR, and the BBC, among others. Here, he gives us his take on the latest developments in Iran and what they might mean for national security. Read more »
Posted on June 8, 2012
Though the Baghdad talks have been criticized in the press for failing to achieve a breakthrough, a discussion hosted this week by the Atlantic Council’s Iran Task Force suggested that there is hope in the fact that “these were the first substantive discussions between Iran and the international community on the issue of the nuclear program in more than two years.” Read more »
Posted by Nora Wilkinson on May 30, 2012
Critics of a recent deal between North Korea and the United States had barely caught their breath before an announcement today by Pyongyang that North Korea plans to launch a satellite atop a long-range rocket in mid-April. It’s hard to argue that this isn’t a setback. But it’s also premature to write the whole thing off. Read more »
Posted by Paul Carroll on March 16, 2012
Over the past week, there's been a lot of speculation over Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's visit to Latin America. To help get some perspective on the debate, we asked international security expert and MIT professor Dr. Jim Walsh three questions on just what Iran might be up to. His answer? Not much.  Read more »
Posted by admin on January 10, 2012