Talks between Iran and the P5+1 ended with plans to meet in Istanbul next month, but the differences between the two sides suggest a long road ahead dotted with meetings that don’t go very far, says Iran expert Robin Wright.
As NATO prepares for this weekend’s summit, the U.S. should consider removing its nuclear weapons from Europe, as its tactical nuclear umbrella over NATO is no longer vital to European security. Russia also should limit its nuclear arsenal, says CFR’s Micah Zenko.
Director General Yukiya Amano discusses the role and responsibility of the IAEA, as well as the need for international cooperation to ensure the safety of nuclear power and technology.
This meeting was the annual David A. Morse Lecture.
Venezuela’s stepped-up efforts to develop nuclear power and tighten its bonds with Iran require a firm but deft diplomatic response from the Obama administration, write CFR’s Joel Hirst and Jonathan Pearl.
Iran’s fueling of the Bushehr reactor is a reminder of ongoing concerns about the country’s nuclear intentions. Negotiations with Iran on a broad set of issues, though unlikely, might be the best path, says CFR’s Emma Belcher.
A new arms control agreement with Russia has met political opposition in the U.S. Senate, and some analysts believe its fate is tied to the outcome of the 2010 midterm elections. This Backgrounder examines the Senate debate.