Iranian Nuclear Game Timeline

Sep 25 2015

Iran's Next Challenge: Courting Oil Investors

A new petroleum contract may not be enough to achieve Tehran's ambitious energy goals.
Sep 02 2015

U.S.: 34 Lawmakers Support Iran Deal

U.S. President Barack Obama managed to secure the support of 34 Senate Democrats on Sept. 2, the minimum needed to overcome opposition to the Iran nuclear agreement, Wall Street Journal reported.
Sep 01 2015

The Middle Eastern Competition for Influence

The Iranian nuclear deal will not mean less conflict in the region; it will mean more.
Aug 25 2015

Israel: The Case Against Attacking Iran

Israel's former leader has highlighted the reasons behind the decision to abandon attacks on Iranian nuclear facilities.
Aug 20 2015

Iran: Access To Parchin Satisfactory, IAEA Says

The International Atomic Energy Agency said Aug. 20 that it is satisfied with the access it will receive to Iran’s Parchin military site, believed to be a key part of the Iranian nuclear program, Reuters reported.
Aug 08 2015

Iran: Government Rejects Accusations Of Parchin Site Activity

Tehran rejected accusations by the U.S.-based Institute for Science and International Security that there is significant activity at Iran's Parchin military site, according to a statement by Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif, Reuters reported.
Aug 04 2015

The Geopolitics of the Syrian Civil War

The conflict, as well as the failures to end it, show how profoundly divided Syria is and has always been.
Jul 29 2015

Balancing Hopes and Fears in the Middle East

U.S. leaders are regaining the initiative in the region.
Jul 26 2015

Iran: Foreign Minister Visits Kuwait, Qatar and Iraq

Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif visited Kuwait to meet with Emir Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmad al-Jaber al-Sabah on July 26, IRNA news agency reported.
Jul 22 2015

Saudi Arabia, Jordan: U.S. Defense Minister Arrives, Kerry Visit Forthcoming

U.S. Defense Secretary Ashton Carter is holding talks with leaders in Saudi Arabia and Jordan on July 22 during a regional tour intended to ease the concerns of U.S. allies in the region about the Iranian nuclear deal, the Jordan Times and AFP reported.
Jul 19 2015

U.S.: President Sends Iran Nuclear Deal To Congress

U.S. President Barack Obama sent a nuclear agreement with Tehran to Congress on July 19, the administration said, Reuters reported.
Jul 17 2015

Russia: Energy Minister To Meet With OPEC Chief

Russian Energy Minister Alexander Novak will meet with OPEC Secretary-General Abdullah al-Badri in Moscow to discuss oil markets and Iran on July 30, the minister said July 17, Reuters reported.

Headlines about Iran’s nuclear program focus mostly on the offensive threat to Israel, but Tehran’s long-term goal is actually to develop a
defensive nuclear program. Despite attracting economic sanctions and a U.S. military buildup in the Persian Gulf, Iran’s nuclear weapons program has fostered ongoing talks with the West and has proved useful in competitions with regional rivals.

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