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Keeping Tabs on Iran’s Plutonium

As nuclear talks come and go (and come again) and media outlets grasp at straws as far as particulars are concerned, arms control experts stand out these days as a focused and informed voice in blogs and the social media.

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Posted in Iranian Financial Sanctions, Iranian Nuclear Crisis, Iranian Politics, Military, Other News

Salehi the Pragmatist

The media’s hunger for Iranian pragmatists truly went overboard this past week with news that outgoing foreign minister Ali Akhbar Salehi was moving back to the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI). Reuters led the way with its headline to

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Posted in Al monitor, Ali Akbar Salehi, Hassan Rouhani, Iranian elections, Iranian Financial Sanctions, Iranian Nuclear Crisis, Iranian Politics, Other News

Mark Fitzpatrick in Israel

With the Iran crisis silly season expected to be shorter than usual this (northern hemisphere) summer due to government reshuffling in Tehran, respected IISS expert Mark Fitzpatrick took off for Israel to see what’s behind Prime Minister Netanyahu’s latest statements

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Posted in Ha'aretz, Hassan Rouhani, Iranian elections, Iranian Financial Sanctions, Iranian Nuclear Crisis, Iranian Politics, Other News

Syria: Behind Iran’s Call for Diplomacy

Interesting sub-plot developing in the Syrian crisis: Iran desperately wants in on diplomacy. The media is pretty much on top of Tehran’s multi-track approach of guns, butter and diplomacy, but there’s something we think deserves illumination. Our point of departure:

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Posted in Iranian Nuclear Crisis, Other News
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