BBC Poll Offers Odd Frame to the Issue of Iran Nukes
The headline from the press release of a new BBC World Service poll reads Declining Support for Tough Measures against Iran’s Nuclear Program: Global Poll. This poll is flawed and should be interpreted with caution.
Will Iran Ever Address Key Issues?
New report shows Iran is willing to explain many lingering issues, but not the most sensitive ones relating to alleged weapons-related activities.
Russia’s Subtle Shift on Iran
Iran’s ballistic missile tests last week have sparked unusually harsh criticism from Russia. According to the BBC, Russian officials have said the tests "raised suspicion over the true aim of [Iran’s] nuclear programme." This is remarkable coming from Moscow, and the latest sign of a potentially significant shift in Russia’s stance on Iran. Through 2007, Russia was the main obstacle in UNSC efforts to tighten the thumb screws on Iran, preferring bilateral diplomacy with Tehran over the international sanctions route.
New U.S. Leaders to Withdraw Troops from Iraq to Improve Security at Home
Pravda.Ru has interviewed two American military experts Andrew J. Grotto and P.J. Crowley to find out the western point of view on the subject. Andrew J. Grotto is Senior National Security Analyst at the Center for American Progress. P.J. Crowley is Senior Fellow and Director of Homeland Security at the Center for American Progress.
A Diplomatic About-Face: Bush Writes Kim. Should Iran Be Next?
After sending a letter to North Korea’s leader, what’s stopping the president from engaging Iran, ask Grotto and Cirincione.
Nuclear Shock Therapy: New Report Refutes White House Case for War with Iran
White House war fever is checked just in time by its own intelligence agencies, write Joseph Cirincione and Andrew Grotto.
A Report Half Empty: Iran Needs to Level with the IAEA
The International Atomic Energy Agency deserves more answers from Iran on its nuclear development program, argue Joseph Cirincione and Andrew Grotto.
Building a Case Against Iran
Andrew Grotto takes Congress to task for playing into the hands of the right-wing propaganda machine.
Smarter Sanctions for Iran
Legislation to broaden sanctions against Iran will only work if it is focused on clear international objectives, argues Andrew Grotto.
Countering Iran’s Nuclear Ambitions
Andrew Grotto argues that U.N. sanctions are a good first step, but the U.S. must maintain this international unity to end the Iran nuclear crisis.