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Bushehr nuclear power plant

Serious Concerns Shroud Iran’s Nuclear Program

Nov 09, 2011
The United States has already signaled that it will use the IAEA report in its continuing campaign to get tougher sanctions against Iran to force it to negotiate on its nuclear ambitions, says Public Policy Scholar Michael Adler. Washington wants to increase international pressure now that it has a documented report from the U.N. nuclear watchdog that Iran has done much more to obtain nuclear weapons than was previously known.

Donga Ilbo and Joongang Ilbo publish articles on inter-Korean relations in the 1970s based on NKIDP documents

Nov 08, 2011
Donga Ilbo and Joongang Ilbo published articles on the inter-Korean economic competition in the 1970s based on newly published NKIDP documents. Based on conversations former North Korean leader Kim Il Sung had with his Romanian and Bulgarian counterparts, the articles reveal Kim's mistaken belief that DPRK's economy would never be overtaken by that of the ROK.
Adler and Miller

Iran's Nuclear Program: Reaction to the IAEA Report

Nov 08, 2011
Is Iran destined to become a nuclear power? Aaron David Miller and Michael Adler weigh the options, including whether military action might succeed where sanctions and diplomacy so far failed.
Tunsian Enhada Party secretary general Hamadi Jbeli (L) and Party leader Rachid

The Islamists Are Coming

Nov 08, 2011
No question, Islamist parties are more assertive and ambitious than ever, says Distinguished Scholar Robin Wright, and the next decade will be far more traumatic for both insiders and outsiders than the last one, though often due more to economic challenges than Islamist politics.

Trouble over Tehran

Nov 08, 2011
There are major reasons that Israel and the United States might want to think long and hard about preemptively striking Iran's nuclear facilities, according to Aaron David Miller.