Tagged: nuclear proliferation
The road to a negotiated settlement will be long and bumpy.
Intelligence confirms that Iran is not developing nuclear weapons - which leads to speculation that the sabre-rattling is because Israel wants to remain the sole regional nuclear hegemon.
Unless there is a decisive turn in events, Washington might be getting closer to losing a powerful ally in a much-troubled and highly strategic region.
The nuclear intelligence that the media is fixated on consists mostly of allegations of abstract research that have been floating around for years.
If Burma's nascent nuclear-weapons program is met with international condemnation so might its human-rights abuses be.
There's a lot of radioactive material in the world. But is the illegal market in nukes really a threat?
What makes Iran's nuclear program controversial is Iran's political identity as a state or who Iran is or what it stands for.
Iran's inner turmoil and the rapid change sweeping across the Middle East and North Africa don't bode well for its regime.
Deterrence must share credit with the nuclear taboo for keeping us from nuclear war.
"Virtual deterrence" may sound like a step in the right direction to disarmament advocates, but it could actually grease the skids to nuclear war.