As U.S. and Russian arsenals are built down, consideration must be given to multilateral nuclear restraint.
Good news from the Middle East is rare these days. But Iraq's ratification of its Additional Protocol safeguards agreement with the International Atomic Energy Agency is certainly something to celebrate.
The UN Security Council report published last week documents North Korea's efforts in setting up a large-scale uranium enrichment plant after sanctions were first imposed five years ago.
A nuclear deal with Tehran that affirms Iran’s right to an exclusively peaceful nuclear program can create more hospitable conditions for Iranians to secure democracy and human rights.
In his recent statement to the IAEA's Board of Governors, Iranian Ambassador Ali Asghar Soltanieh suggested that Iran is not looking to cooperate during the next stage of negotiations over its nuclear program.
It is tempting for Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates to turn to nuclear technology as part of a larger strategy to counter Iranian influence in the region.
The head of the U.N.'s nuclear agency says he is close to signing an agreement with Iran which would allow inspectors to asses Iran's nuclear activities.
Though the participants in the negotiations about Iran's nuclear program foresee several rounds of discussions, all are acutely aware that time to reach agreement peacefully may be running out.
North Korea plans to use long-range missile technology to launch a satellite later this month despite international condemnation. There are also troubling signs that the isolated country is preparing for a third nuclear test.
The goal of coercive diplomacy should be to slow Iran’s nuclear progress and contain its political influence in the region until the regime is eventually transformed or changed through the weight of its internal contradictions and economic malaise.