Iranian Nuclear Game Timeline

May 13 2015

In Sochi, U.S.-Russia Negotiations Remain Inconclusive

The United States may find room for compromise on Middle East issues, but Russia is still vulnerable when it comes to defending its periphery.
Apr 28 2015

Why Some Sea Incidents Are More Important Than Others

Geography and politics made Iran's seizure of a ship more noteworthy than a possible confrontation between Finland and Russia.
Apr 27 2015

Russia: S-300 Deliveries Will Not Affect Tehran Nuclear Talks

Russia's decision to supply Iran with S-300 missile defense systems will have no effect on nuclear negotiations, EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini said, Sputnik News reported April 27.
Apr 19 2015

Iran: Military Leader Says No Nuclear Inspectors At Military Sites

International nuclear inspectors will not have access to Iranian Military sites, Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps deputy leader Gen. Hossein Salami said April 19, The New York Times reported.
Apr 18 2015

Australia: Foreign Minister Visits Iran

Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop visited Iran and met with Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif on April 18, Bishop said, IRNA news agency reported.
Apr 15 2015

For a U.S.-Iran Deal, Obstacles Are Surmountable

Political maneuvering in the United States and Israel will make it difficult for the U.S. Congress and Russia to spoil an eventual Iranian nuclear deal.
Apr 13 2015

Stratfor's Second-Quarter Forecast 2015

As economic crises persist in the second quarter, the United States will expand its foreign policy options in managing the Middle East and Russia.
Apr 07 2015

Russia Nervously Eyes the U.S.-Iran Deal

The diminishing animosity between Washington and Tehran will weaken Russia's influence over energy supplies in Europe and Moscow's political clout in the Middle East.
Apr 02 2015

Kicking Over the Table in the Middle East

The new understanding over Iran's nuclear program affects the dynamic among major players in the Middle East.
Apr 02 2015

Iran: Deal With U.S. Before July Deadline Still Possible

Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif said Iran hoped to reach a deal with the United States before the July 1 deadline, Islamic Republic News Agency reported April 2.
Apr 01 2015

In the Iran Talks, Does a Missed Deadline Matter?

Iran considered the March 31 deadline for talks with the United States as more of a bargaining tool than a turning point in negotiations.
Overview

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.

Key Analysis

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