Iran Nuclear Agreement: A Weapon of Mass Destruction for U.S. and Global Nonproliferation Efforts

Announcing the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) regarding Iranian nuclear activities, President Obama claimed it would make “our country and the world safer and more secure.” On the contrary, what the agreement allows; the process by which it was negotiated and will be considered by Congress, will have far-reaching negative consequences on U.S. and …

Iran “Deal”: The Devil IS The Details, And Then Some

Official Washington is abuzz this morning with news that a “historic” deal had been reached with Iran over its nuclear program. I had several clients that reached out asking what does it all mean? What frozen assets are being released? Will U.S. economic sanctions continue to be fully enforced? Frankly, it is mostly much to …

Iran Nuclear Talks: The “Asks” and Punishment Must Fit the Threat

By Yleem Poblete Multilateral talks over Iran’s nuclear activities resume later this week. There is a flurry of speculation about what the P5+1 are prepared to offer but those genuinely interested in preventing a nuclear Iran should be more concerned with what negotiators are willing to accept from Tehran. Just a year ago, the P5+1 …

Latin American Nuclear Powers Ink Cooperation Deal

Our Latin America Nuclear Problem Does the title of this blog post seem a little odd sounding, “Latin American” Nuclear Powers? A close friend was somewhat shocked when I told him earlier this week that Brazil and Argentina are the two more advanced nuclear powers in the Western Hemisphere. Mexico operates several reactors as well, but …

Thank You Ronald Reagan

During the daily press briefing yesterday, White House Press Secretary Jay Carney said: “I can tell you that the United States is fully capable of defending against any North Korean ballistic missile attack” I found it ironic that a liberal Democratic White House would be able to use something to defend our nation that Democratic …

Spain Raids Factory for Alleged EU-Iran Nuclear Sanctions Violations

The government of Spain raided a leading heavy machinery and equipment manufacturer in the Basque region of country for alleged violations of EU and Spain export control laws. Among other allegations, ONA Electro-erosion is accused of setting up a Turkish front company that was used to export to Iran at least seven Multi-Ton machines used …

Happy Anniversary, “Trinity”

Sixty-seven years ago today, the world entered in the atomic age.  Code-named Trinity, scientists conducted the world’s first ever nuclear test. It was truly a revolutionary and positive development. I doubt these patriots were thinking much about the long game back then, but they must have realized the historic feat would change things. It may not …