Iran has test-fired advanced missiles, just days before international negotiations over its nuclear program take place on October 1. The key issue at hand, however, is the recent disclosure of its clandestine centrifuge facility near Qom.
Iran's continued resistance to cooperate with the international community on its nuclear program demonstrates the regime's intransigence, particularly in light of the Obama administration efforts to engage.
The UN Security Council should better define what constitutes peaceful nuclear activities to ensure that Iran cannot cross the line and covertly pursue nuclear weapons projects.
Iran’s disclosure of a second uranium processing facility brought immediate reaction from the leaders of the United States, France and Britain. If Iran does not show a willingness to cooperate with international inspectors, then there may be a renewed push for sanctions.
Following a momentous summer in Iran and scheduled open talks on October 1, President Obama and President Ahmadinejad take the stage today at the United Nations.
Iran's failure to report its new centrifuge facility at Qom to the IAEA violates the terms of the Subsidiary Arrangements of the modified "Code 3.1," which Iran agreed to in 2003.
Venezuela's close ties to Iran on nuclear cooperation does not help minimize skepticism about its peaceful nuclear intentions.
Deterrence challenges in the Middle East may open the door for NATO to play a constructive role in enhancing security and stability in the region.
Global nuclear disarmament could increase Turkey’s regional and international influence. If Iran achieves its nuclear ambitions and America’s influence is perceived as declining, however, Turkey’s inclination to favor a disarmament agreement may change.
President Obama's decision to reconfigure the proposed missile shield in Eastern Europe was the right one, based on technical, financial, political, and security considerations.