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A Long View of Iran’s Nuclear Progress

Published on February 25th, 2013 | by Peter Jenkins

by Peter Jenkins I was still a serving diplomat in Vienna when, in January 2006, the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) reported that Iran had resumed uranium enrichment, suspended since November 2003. Like my Western colleagues, ... Read More

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“I Begged for Them to Stop”

Published on February 24th, 2013 | by Tom Engelhardt

Waterboarding Americans and the Redefinition of Torture by Nick Turse via Tom Dispatch Try to remain calm — even as you begin to feel your chest tighten and your heart race.  Try not to panic as ... Read More



Iranian Nuclear Stalemate: Too Much Complacency?

Published on February 22nd, 2013 | by Wayne White

by Wayne White The latest round of frustrating nuclear talks between Iran and the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and its next session with the P5+1 (the US, Britain, France, Russia, China plus Germany) set for ... Read More



Can we have some statesmanship, please?

Published on February 22nd, 2013 | by Peter Jenkins

by Peter Jenkins As I mentioned in a previous piece, I have been dipping into The Arrogance of Power, written by Senator William Fulbright in 1966. It has been a comforting experience in one respect. The ... Read More



Israel Not Pushing Obama to Arm Syrian Rebels

Published on February 21st, 2013 | by Guest

by Barbara Slavin via IPS News A lack of Israeli pressure for the U.S. to intervene and Israel’s ability to go after sensitive targets in Syria on its own are factors in the Barack Obama administration’s ... Read More



Understanding Iran’s Negotiating Style

Published on February 21st, 2013 | by Guest

by Dina Esfandiary Iranians negotiate like they’re in the bazaar. Westerners negotiate like they’re shopping at Macy’s. These negotiating styles could not be more different, making it difficult to get an actual result. But the West ... Read More

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