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A Very Serious, And Not At All Sarcastic, Report On North Korea’s Nuclear Test

It’s been an eventful week for North Korea. Not only did leader Kim Jong-un claim to have successfully tested his largest nuclear warhead ever, but he also banned sarcasm for his entire country out of concern that the North Korean people were only supporting him ironically. It’s a lot to process given tight restrictions on international media in […]

September 11, 2016

Iran Nuclear Talks Halt Without Signs Of Progress

Talks with Iran to to limit its nuclear activities to nonmilitary purposes are at a standstill.

November 11, 2014

China, Iran Say They’re ‘Strategic Partners’ As U.S. Watches Warily

By Stuart Leavenworth, McClatchy Foreign Staff BEIJING — China and Iran announced this week that they’re deepening their military ties, with Tehran going so far as to claim that China now sees Iran as a “strategic partner.” The announcement came as Hossein Dehqan, Iran’s minister of defense and armed forces logistics, prepared to conclude a four-day […]

May 6, 2014

Iran Sets ‘Red Lines’ Ahead Of Fresh Nuclear Talks

Tehran (AFP) – Iran laid out “red lines” Monday related to its ballistic missile programme, atomic sites and uranium enrichment ahead of fresh nuclear talks with world powers. President Hassan Rouhani insisted Iran was “serious” about the talks, as his negotiators warned they would not back down on some of the thorniest issues of the […]

February 10, 2014

Cheating Inquiry Finds ‘Systemic Problems’ In U.S. Nuclear Force

WASHINGTON — Nearly half of the officers responsible for maintaining and operating nuclear-armed missiles at a Montana base have been implicated in a widening cheating investigation, a sign of deep cultural and command problems in the nuclear force, the leader of the Air Force said Thursday. Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James said at a […]

January 31, 2014

Obama Threatens To Veto Any New Iran Sanctions Bill

Washington (AFP) – U.S. President Barack Obama made a powerful plea Tuesday to give diplomacy a chance to resolve a decade-old standoff with Iran over its nuclear program, as he vowed to veto any new sanctions bill. Addressing foreign policy in the annual State of the Union speech, he also warned that “the fact is, […]

January 29, 2014

Weekend Reader: “Taking On Iran: Strength, Diplomacy, And The Iranian Threat”

Today the Weekend Reader brings you Taking On Iran: Strength, Diplomacy, and the Iranian Threat by Abraham D. Sofaer. Sofaer served as legal advisor to the U.S. Department of State during the Reagan and George H.W. Bush administrations. In 1994, Sofaer became a Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution at Stanford University, where he also currently teaches.  […]

January 25, 2014