November 04, 2014

Who Cares about an Iranian Nuclear Breakout? Beware of an Atomic "Sneak-Out"

James Acton | National Interest

It’s time for America to rethink its strategy for preventing Iran from getting the Bomb. Negotiations over the Islamic Republic’s nuclear program are foundering on the question of how much enrichment capacity it can be permitted. So far, Tehran has refused to dismantle any of the 19,000 or so centrifuges it has installed. 

Air Force Fires Two Nuclear Missile Corps Commanders

Robert Burns | Associated Press

Adding to signs of distress in the nuclear force, the Air Force fired two commanders and disciplined a third in response to internal investigations of leadership lapses and misbehavior at two of its three intercontinental ballistic missile bases.

Iran Rejects New York Times' Claims about Shipment of Enriched Uranium to Russia

Fars News Agency

Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Marziyeh Afkham on Tuesday strongly rejected a report by the New York Times that Iran has agreed to transfer a portion of its enriched uranium to Russia after signing a comprehensive nuclear deal with the Group 5+1.

Russia Boycotts Nuclear Meeting

George Jahn and Deb Riechmann | Associated Press

Russia has failed to show up at a meeting planning the 2016 Nuclear Security Summit, U.S and European officials said Monday, in a potentially serious blow to efforts by President Barack Obama to cement his legacy as leaving the world safer from nuclear terrorism.

France on Alert After Mystery Drones Spotted Over Nuclear Plants


France has launched an investigation into unidentified drones that have been spotted over nuclear plants operated by state-owned utility EDF, its interior minister said on Thursday.

China and Japan's Real Problem: Enter the Fairness Dilemma

Nicholas Wright and James Schoff | National Interest

Relations between Japan and China have deteriorated steadily since 2012, when the disagreement over who owns some small islands in the East China Sea moved to the front of their bilateral agenda.