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BBC Poll Offers Odd Frame to the Issue of Iran Nukes Article

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.

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Will Iran Ever Address Key Issues? Article

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.

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Russia’s Subtle Shift on Iran Article

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.

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New U.S. Leaders to Withdraw Troops from Iraq to Improve Security at Home Article

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.

Smarter Sanctions for Iran Article

Smarter Sanctions for Iran

Legislation to broaden sanctions against Iran will only work if it is focused on clear international objectives, argues Andrew Grotto.

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