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On the road to nowhere? New proposals on the Middle East WMD-free zone may backfire

Harvard’s Martin Malin outlines the successes and failures of one of the NPT’s ongoing dramas, the efforts to establish a WMD Free-Zone in the Middle East. Malin argues that abandoning these efforts would be a gift to the region’s nuclear hardliners.

11 May 2015 | Martin Malin
Global Security|Middle East|NPT|Nuclear Arms Control|Nuclear Disarmament|Nuclear Weapons|Security|WMDs
Commentary

Hope returns after Iran deal

ELN member Tarja Cronberg, former head of the European Parliament’s delegation to Iran, offers her expert perspective on the future of the Iran negotiations after a historic deal.

7 April 2015 | Tarja Cronberg
Global Security|EU|Iran|JCPOA|Middle East|Nuclear Weapons|Security
Commentary

Can a deal with Iran stick in Washington?

Adam Quinn highlights the domestic factors inhibiting President Obama’s negotiating position with Iran, but concludes that these inhibitors are unable to de-rail an agreement and that Obama’s strategy might ultimately be vindicated.

30 March 2015 | Adam Quinn
Global Security|Iran|JCPOA|Middle East|Nuclear Weapons|Security|United States
Commentary

NATO in Turkish foreign policy: the rise of a reluctant ally?

Tarik Oguzlu charts the history of Turkey’s membership of NATO, arguing that as Turkey has become more influential in the region, it has sought to not place all its eggs in the European basket, and find a leading role for itself.

16 March 2015 | Tarık Oğuzlu
Euro-Atlantic Security|Middle East|NATO|Security|Turkey
Commentary

Iran nuclear negotiations: a good deal is within reach

Carlo Trezza argues that, despite the pessimism of leaders such as Benjamin Netenyahu, a workable nuclear deal with Iran is within reach. He goes on to call for a gesture of good faith from Iran: the ratification of the CTBT.

9 March 2015 | Carlo Trezza
Global Security|Iran|JCPOA|Middle East|Nuclear Arms Control|Nuclear Weapons
Commentary

Instead of a deal, a risky delay

ELN member, and former MEP, Tarja Cronberg outlines the risks in delaying the deadline for a deal on Iran’s nuclear program, not least of which the hard-line Republican Congress taking charge in January.

28 November 2014 | Tarja Cronberg
Global Security|Iran|JCPOA|Middle East|Nuclear Arms Control|Nuclear Weapons|Security|United States