At The UN, Every Day Is Staff Day

Yury Fedotov | Posted 25.10.2016 | UK
Yury Fedotov

There is so much more to the United Nations here in Vienna than fountains and flagpoles. Venture down the hallways and corridors of the Vienna Inter...

Obama's Iran Nuclear Policy of Self-Delusion

Nehad Ismail | Posted 16.12.2014 | UK Politics
Nehad Ismail

According to Reuters (16 October) a senior U.S. official said some progress was made in high-level nuclear negotiations with Iran on Wednesday but much work remained to be done, adding the goal was still to reach a deal by a late November deadline.

Nuclear Summit in Holland Neglects Crucial Security Issues

Behnam Taebi | Posted 27.05.2014 | UK Politics
Behnam Taebi

Earlier this week, the Netherlands hosted the third Nuclear Security Summit (NSS). More than 50 world leaders where in The Hague to enhance international nuclear security...

We Need to Be Seeking Regime Change Here in the UK - Nevermind Iran

Richard Sudan | Posted 04.06.2013 | UK
Richard Sudan

There is a dangerous mythology that exists about Iran, and which refuses to go away. It is irresponsibly perpetuated by many in the media, reminiscent of the Neo-Con propaganda which we became familiar with in the run up the illegal invasion of Iraq in 2003.

Iran Versus the West: Breaking the Deadlock

Peter Lesniak | Posted 07.08.2012 | UK Politics
Peter Lesniak

George Bernard Shaw used to say that political necessities sometime turn out to be political mistakes. As things stand in ongoing negotiations between the West and Iran, this seems to be the parallel for what is going to happen in yet another round of talks later this month in Russia. Let us consider the current balance of actions.

War With Iran? A Summary of What you Need to Know

Paul Reynolds | Posted 26.05.2012 | UK Politics
Paul Reynolds

Will there be an Israeli attack before the new blockade sanctions apply on 1 July 2012, or a US/UK attack after? It depends who wins the argument.

Hague: Other Nations Will Get Nukes If Iran Does

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 08.03.2012 | UK Politics

Foreign Secretary William Hague has warned of the “deeply alarming” implications of Iran developing nuclear weapons. Speaking to the Foreign Af...

Iran Through the Optics of Iraq

Lorna Fitzsimons | Posted 23.04.2012 | UK Politics
Lorna Fitzsimons

It is difficult not to see the looming crisis on Iran through any other optics other than our experience in Iraq. So much of the commentary on the left is falling into this trap.

Iran Nuclear Crisis: US Denounces 'Further Escalation' After Enrichment Confirmed

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 10.03.2012 | UK

Iran's enrichment of nuclear material at an underground facility represents a "further escalation" of its violation of UN resolutions, the United Stat...

Defusing the Iran Time Bomb

Stefan Simanowitz | Posted 07.03.2012 | UK
Stefan Simanowitz

If it is true that wars begin in the minds of men then Iran and Western powers have been at a state of war for some time. Martial rhetoric has been accompanied by steady military build-up and unprecedented diplomatic shut-down as each side throws away their steering wheel in this most dangerous of games of chicken.

Iran Warns US To Keep Navy Out Of Persian Gulf

Posted 03.01.2012 | UK

Iran has warned the United States not to return an aircraft carrier to the Persian Gulf after Tehran conducted 10 days of military exercises conducted...

Iran Threatens To Close Strategic Waterway Amid Tensions With West

Huffington Post UK | Posted 27.02.2012 | UK

Iran has threatened to close the Strait of Hormuz, a vital route for the oil trade, if the West widens sanctions against the country amid an ongoing r...

Countering the Spread of WMDs

Alistair Burt | Posted 07.02.2012 | UK Politics
Alistair Burt

Countering the spread of WMD is one of the most important challenges we face in building a peaceful and secure 21st century. Whilst public attention is always focussed on nuclear issues, that doesn't just mean countering those illegal weapons programmes.

Iran and the Bomb

Lord Weidenfeld of Chelsea | Posted 25.01.2012 | UK
Lord Weidenfeld of Chelsea

The latest report by the International Atomic Energy Agency about Iran's nuclear armament exploded like a bomb onto the world of Washington think tanks.

It's Time to Deal With Nuclear Iran

Dina Esfandiary | Posted 16.01.2012 | UK
Dina Esfandiary

Unless there is a major change in Iran's strategic calculus, which is not foreseeable at the moment, it is time to start thinking about policies to deal with a nuclear Iran.

Iranian Missile Official Killed In Explosion As Reports Suggest Israeli Involvement

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 13.01.2012 | UK

Unconfirmed reports have suggested that Israeli agents were behind an explosion at an Iranian military base that killed 17 soldiers, including at leas...

Air Strikes Against Iran Can Push the Price of Oil to $250 per Barrel

Nehad Ismail | Posted 08.01.2012 | UK
Nehad Ismail

Iran is the second largest oil producer in the Middle East and holds 10% of world reserves. Some oil analysts believe that supplies of oil are already tight due to South East Asian demand and strong demand in Europe and USA. Kuwait and Saudi Arabia are producing to maximum capacity and they cannot do a lot in the short term.

A 'Game Changer' in Iran?

Stefan Simanowitz | Posted 09.01.2012 | Home
Stefan Simanowitz

Presented to the IAEA's board of governors in Vienna today, the report is not the "smoking gun" widely seen as necessary to trigger military strikes on Iran, but it is nonetheless being heralded in some quarters as a watershed moment in the standoff between Iran and the West.

Paul Vale

Experts Divided On Israel's Likely Reaction To The IAEA Report On Iran

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Vale | Posted 08.01.2012 | UK

The publication of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) report detailing Iran's efforts to build a nuclear weapon could have profound implica...

MoD: 'All Options Open On Iran' After Reports Of Step-Up In Contingency Plan

Huffington Post UK | Posted 02.01.2012 | UK

The Ministry of Defence has said that "all options should be kept on the table" amid reports the department is stepping up its contingency planning fo...

Iran Accelerates Nuclear Programme

BBC | Posted 18.09.2011 | UK

Iran says it is installing newer and faster centrifuges at its nuclear plants, with the goal of speeding up the uranium enrichment process...