In short, for Pyongyang, the nuclear weapons program is a higher priority than diplomatic or political issues. The latter certainly could influence the timing of the tests, but so too might the weather or technical considerations with respect to the weapons themselves.
President Obama... would thus leave a potentially even worse legacy in the Middle East than President Bush if he appeases Iran's nuclear brinkmanship.
The United States aspires to reach a deal with Iran as soon as possible, perhaps to recruit Iran to the struggle against the Islamic State. Israel’s security considerations are sidelined at this stage, and the prime minister’s office doesn’t necessarily have the right to complain.
We have not yet recovered [Read more]
Canada’s skepticism about the Obama administration’s fervour for nuclear reconciliation with Tehran is exacerbated by Obama’s decoupling of human rights from his detente project.
Since nuclear weapons are undeniably considered terrifying omens of mass destruction, it is the mutual desire of all members of human society to see them reduced, eliminated and to also see their proliferation stopped. It was on this basis that, in 1970, the “Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty” (NPT) was put into [Read more]
Certainly countries change their positions, but it is now clear that the withdrawal of the United States from the A.B.M. Treaty in 2002 was a huge mistake.