Middle East

  On the radar: Regime stability in question; Ignatius and Zarif; Crying wolf on an Iranian ICBM; Nuclear trade bill; and Seeking a MEWMDFZ.   Read more »
Posted on December 16, 2013
With so much confusion and misinformation over the recent interim deal on Iran’s nuclear program, Ploughshares Fund president Joe Cirincione sat down with noted scholar and Middle East commentator Reza Aslan to sort out the facts. Dr. Aslan has been a member of the Ploughshares Fund board of directors since 2006. Read more »
Posted by admin on December 6, 2013
Recently, The Iran Project released its much anticipated third report entitled “Strategic Options for Iran: Balancing Pressure with Diplomacy.” As a group of highly respected national security experts and former U.S. government officials, it provides thoughtful analysis on the complex U.S.-Iran relationship. This report offers concrete, strategic policy recommendations that call for the administration to invest as much energy in negotiations with Iran as it has in putting pressure on the Iranian government. Read more »
Posted by Hilary Johnson on April 24, 2013
  On the radar: If Iran goes, Saudis unlikely to follow; Watch for falling space rocks; Dealing with Pyongyang; Obama’s nuclear agenda; Garn and Graham on CTBT; Hanford leak; and Tracking fallout in tendons.   Read more »
Posted on February 19, 2013
During a roundtable discussion hosted by the American Security Project, Admiral William J. Fallon (USN Ret.) and Lieutenant General Frank Kearney (USA Ret.) spoke about the U.S. military policy options towards Iran. American Security Project’s CEO, Brigadier General Stephen A. Cheney USMC (Ret.), moderated the conversation. Read more »
Posted by Yelena Altman on January 17, 2013
Middle East, Partners, Iran
On the radar: Actual existential threats; North Korea-Iran cooperation; Suspect uranium enrichment facilities in DPRK; Dealing with Khamenei; Y-12 break-in still evident; MidEast WMD-free zone; and Celebrating the apocalypse in a Russian bunker. Read more »
Posted on December 21, 2012
  On the radar: Analysis of the NDAA; Trident report; Dominoes not falling; Iran talks update; Iran nuclear graphs, revisited; Park presidency; Costs of war; and North Korea’s first video game.   Read more »
Posted on December 20, 2012
On the radar: Ignatius warns of Mideast war; Estimative language and an Iranian ICBM; Sanctions at the Genius Bar; CRS on PGS; Weaning hospitals off HEU; Iran envoy says Iran will not escalate; LockMart likes managing Sandia; and That one time we put nukes in duffel bags.   Read more »
Posted on July 12, 2012
As a candidate, Barack Obama distinguished himself by his anti-war stance. It was a popular move in a nation that was fatigued by a multi-year conflict with no clear end in sight. Today, President Obama has annouced the end to the war he campaigned against, keeping a major promise and opening up a new opportunity for new beginnings in both nations.  Read more »
Posted by Margaret Swink on October 21, 2011
A Presidential Policy Directive for a New Nuclear Path - Robert S. Norris and Hans M. Kristensen in the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists Read more »
Posted on August 11, 2011