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What are the regional perceptions of Iran's nuclear program? Are the Gulf States obsessed with breakout times and the Arak reactor, or are their concerns more political in nature? Is the United States doing enough to reassure its Gulf Allies about the nuclear negotiations with Iran? Do the Gulfees actually Continue →


By Daryl G. Kimball

Officials involved in the high-stakes negotiations aimed at reaching a comprehensive agreement on Iran’s nuclear program report limited progress after the latest round of meetings in New York.

Both sides, the P5+1 (China, France, Germany, Russia, the United Kingdom, and the United States) and Iran, say that the Continue →


Council Board President Gary Collins Has a New Book!

by Council for a Livable World -- The Chain Reaction: on September 26, 2014

Congratulations to the President of the Council for a Livable World, Gary H. Collins, on the release of his novel, The Last Election: A Novel of Politics.  

Race, class and politics intersect in this contemporary David vs. Goliath tale set against the backdrop of Connecticut politics. Income inequality Continue →


Update and Review: Nuclear Negotiations and the UNGA

by Nukes of Hazard Blog: on September 26, 2014

This week, Western leaders are meeting with their Iranian counterparts on the sidelines of the annual United Nations General Assembly meeting. The two sides are in the final stretch of nuclear negotiations, with two months to go until the November 24th extended deadline.

Although ISIS may overshadow these continued Continue →


The P5+1 and Iran Nuclear Talks Alert, September 25

by Tim Farnsworth on September 25, 2014


By the research staff of the Arms Control Association. To get this P5+1 and Iran Nuclear Talks Alert delivered to your inbox, sign-up now.

The P5+1 and Iran Nuclear Talks Alert will suspend its daily update until talks resume in August, but will update readers of the latest developments as necessary.  

Crunch Time 

Achieving progress this Continue →


Obama, Rouhani at UN Cite Opportunity for Agreement

by Ploughshares Fund: Early Warning RSS Feed on September 25, 2014

On the radar: “Don’t let opportunity pass”; “Historic opportunity”; Rehashed Parchin accusations; the Other Mid-East point of nuclear contention; PM Cameron meets Rouhani; and the Problems with building new U.S. nuclear weapons.

September 25, 2014 | Edited by Will Saetren

Obama at UN - “America is pursuing a diplomatic resolution to the Continue →


The Wind and the Lion

by krepon on September 24, 2014

For those seeking relief from the news coming out of Syria, Iraq, and Libya, I highly recommend watching The Wind and the Lion, a 1975 flick by John Milius. Sean Connery, at the peak of his powers, plays Mulai Ahmed er Rasuli, an untamed tribal of the Rift, who spirits Continue →


Iran Talks, Meet the Mean Girls

by Nukes of Hazard Blog: on September 24, 2014

This week, as the UN General Assembly gets under way, our P5+1 diplomats are back to the negotiating table with Iran to talk centrifuges, uranium enrichment, and maybe a little PMD. The parties are hard at work as they try to nail down a comprehensive, long-term deal before the November Continue →


US: Ban Landmines Everywhere, Including Korea

by Human Rights Watch on September 23, 2014

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Panel says thanks but no thanks to extra F-35s, Apaches

by Nukes of Hazard Blog: on September 23, 2014

Last week House Defense Appropriations rejected part of a reprogramming request from the Pentagon that would have funded, among other things, 8 additional F-35s and 21 Apache helicopters using money from the Overseas Contingency Operations (OCO) account.

In a letter to Pentagon Comptroller Mike McCord, Panel chairman Rep. Rodney Frelinghuysen Continue →


Interview with CTBTO’s Zerbo

by stein on September 22, 2014

Last week, Dr. Lassina Zerbo, the Executive Secretary of the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty Organization (CTBO), paid a visit to us at the James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies.

Dr. Jeffrey Lewis took advantage of Dr. Zerbo’s visit to stop by the Digital Learning Commons and record a special podcast. Drs. Lewis and Continue →

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry meets with Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif last September during the UN General Assembly. Kerry and Zarif met again Sept 21, 2014 to continue nuclear talks. (photo credit: Reuters)

By Kelsey Davenport

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry meets with Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif last September during the UN General Assembly. Kerry and Zarif met again Sept 21, 2014 to continue nuclear talks. (photo credit: Reuters)

In a Sept. 19 letter to U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, 31 Continue →