U.S. Increases Transparency, Dismantlement of Warheads at Non-Proliferation Treaty Review Conference


U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, during his address yesterday to the Review Conference of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty, reaffirmed the U.S. commitment to nonproliferation and disarmament. As a sign of good faith, the Obama administration released an updated account of its nuclear stockpile and committed to increasing its dismantlement of retired warheads.











Twitter Responds to Bibi’s Speech

In his controversial and highly anticipated address before Congress today, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu delivered quite possibly the best campaign speech of his career — engaging in high-level fear mongering in an effort to thwart diplomatic efforts between the U.S., its allies, and Iran, on the future of Iran’s nuclear program. The problem? That’s all he seemed to do.











Ignorance: the Greatest Obstacle to Overcome in Reaching a Deal with Iran

Ignorance: the Greatest Obstacle to Overcome in Reaching a Deal with Iran
As negotiations to prevent a nuclear-armed Iran hang in the balance, former Congressman from Kansas Jim Slattery sat down with Barbara Slavin, Nonresident Senior Fellow at the Atlantic Council, to discuss Slattery’s recent trip to Tehran and his perspective of the current negations with a focus on the person-to-person aspect of the U.S.-Iran relationship. His insights provide a valuable glimpse into the atmosphere on the ground in Iran at this critical time.











A Retroactive Justification for Obama’s Nobel

A Retroactive Justification for Obama's Nobel
Jon Stewart, on his February 5th episode of the Daily Show, doled out both criticism and support to the main-players of the P5+1 Iran nuclear negotiations. Stressing the importance of the agreement to prevent a nuclear-armed Iran, Stewart opened with a backhanded compliment to the president: “eliminating the threat of a nuclear Iran while bringing it into the community of nations would be an enormous achievement, just the sort of thing to retroactively justify a Nobel Peace Prize.”