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Israel-Iran Nuclear Crisis: A Diplomatic Opportunity

Israel-Iran Nuclear Crisis: A Diplomatic Opportunity

A nuclear-armed Iran could create a military catastrophe for the region, potentially demanding a militarized response from neighbors. However, it is not without opportunity for resolution.

Israel’s Posture of Nuclear Ambiguity

Israel’s Posture of Nuclear Ambiguity

The only strong argument in favor of a declared doctrine has to do with the injection of a measure of certainty into the balance of mutual nuclear deterrence between Israel and Iran.

Pieces of the Persian Puzzle: The Three Layers of Iranian Nuclear Rhetoric

Pieces of the Persian Puzzle: The Three Layers of Iranian Nuclear Rhetoric

Confusion over Iran’s nuclear ambitions is generated by the apparent inconsistency of the leadership’s political rhetoric, which shapes the country’s approach to foreign policy.

U.S. Sanctions and the Nuclear Endgame in Iran

U.S. Sanctions and the Nuclear Endgame in Iran

The new sanctions on Iran are having a greater impact than prior efforts. To halt Iran’s enrichment, the U.S. and the P5+1 must now offer sanctions relief in return for nuclear concessions.

Iran’s Response to Sanctions

Iran’s Response to Sanctions

Iran’s response to U.S. and EU sanctions demonstrates its increasing desperation, but the West lacks a plan for translating its current advantage into Iranian concessions on its nuclear program.

Perceptions of the Other: Iran’s National Identity and Nuclear Policy

Perceptions of the Other: Iran’s National Identity and Nuclear Policy

Iranian leaders’ different national identity conceptions provide insights into Tehran’s motivations for possibly acquiring a nuclear weapon, as well as the fallacy of Washington’s current approach.

Will Sanctions Change Iran’s Nuclear Calculus?

Will Sanctions Change Iran’s Nuclear Calculus?

Iran is currently under one of the most comprehensive and punitive set of sanctions ever implemented in history. With the European Union’s oil embargo and new U.S. sanctions set to take effect in coming days, Tehran will be put under tremendous economic pressure.

To Strike or Not to Strike: What is the Endgame in Iran?

To Strike or Not to Strike: What is the Endgame in Iran?

Amid all the debate over whether to attack Iran, the most important question to ask is whether this policy will keep Iran non-nuclear indefinitely?

Review – No Exit: North Korea, Nuclear Weapons and International Security

Review – No Exit: North Korea, Nuclear Weapons and International Security

North Korea is of perennial security concern to both its neighbors and the United States. North Korea is the only state that has ever withdrawn from the Nonproliferation Treaty and reneged on every denuclearization agreement it had ever signed. In late 2010, satellite data indicated that North Korea possessed a uranium enrichment facility, and now a potential third nuclear test is underway.

Follow the Money: DPRK Style

Follow the Money: DPRK Style

After a stalemate of slightly over three years, diplomats are resuscitating the Six Party Talks, negotiations started in 2008 between the United States, North Korea, South Korea, Japan, Russia, and China in an effort to denuclearize North Korea, officially the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK), and mitigate the brinkmanship of the Kim Jong Il regime.

What Is Worse for Israel, Attacking or Not Attacking Iran’s Nuclear Infrastructure?

What Is Worse for Israel, Attacking or Not Attacking Iran’s Nuclear Infrastructure?

It is possible that at some point in the next 15-18 months Israel’s policy-makers and military officials will need to decide whether or not to attack Iran’s nuclear infrastructure. That would certainly be one of the most complicated decisions since the establishment of the State of Israel.

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