The six countries leading diplomatic efforts with Iran are at odds over many strategic issues. But Tehran’s nuclear program is one area of global policy that unites them all.
After years of strife, agreement seems possible on Iran’s nuclear program and Syria’s civil war. The key is highly pragmatic cooperation based on national interests.
Under President Rouhani, Iran has profoundly changed its approach to the nuclear talks. To test the country’s real intentions, the West needs to reciprocate.
Every week a selection of leading experts answer a new question from Judy Dempsey on the foreign and security policy challenges shaping Europe’s role in the world.
Germany’s ongoing energy revolution is beset with technical, regulatory, and economic challenges. For it to be a success, the country’s energy sector needs radical reform.
Whatever the costs to democracy and transparency, Russia is fighting hard to retain its influence in Eastern Europe by controlling the energy sector. The nexus between energy and corruption needs to be broken.
Every week leading experts answer a new question from Judy Dempsey on the international challenges shaping Europe's role in the world.
Conferences like the MSC have become far too big and unwieldy to take away a clear message. But they are still useful.
President Obama wants the issue off his desk, and Iranians say they have no red lines. So can talks begin soon?
Most international policy prognosticators seem to agree that 2013 will bring a decisive turn in the endless travails over the Iranian nuclear program.
In order to increase the pressure on Iran, NATO should finally acknowledge the country’s nuclear and missile programs as an evolving risk to alliance security.
Putin's Russia is not easy to deal with but the United States and Europe have to cooperate with Moscow to continue Richard Lugar's work.
It is time to forget about the nuclear free world and tackle the real issues.
Every week leading experts answer a new question from Judy Dempsey on the international challenges shaping Europe’s role in the world.
Angela Merkel is a staunch defender of Israel but far from silent over Benjamin Netanyahu's settlement policies.
Just as the Responsibility to Protect legitimizes intervention in a sovereign state that fails to guarantee basic security and human rights for its own citizens, the Responsibility to Inspect would allow for such an intervention if a state refuses to have its nuclear ambitions checked.
If NATO wants to be a relevant political organization, it is time it starts to talk about Iran instead of brushing the issue under the carpet.
Catherine Ashton faces a daunting task in leading the P5+ 1 in talks with Iran on its nuclear program.
The renewal of talks on Iran’s nuclear program is about buying time. The big question is who needs breathing space the most.