Iran Deal a Necessary Step

Cesar Jaramillo Asia, Mideast, Nuclear Weapons

Author Cesar Jaramillo Published by Embassy, an Ottawa-based foreign policy weekly. When the dust has settled, the fact will remain that the interim agreement reached on Nov. 24 in Geneva concerning Iran’s nuclear program was the best deal the international community could get. As uncertain as its success may be, the reality is that no better alternative was attainable. The negotiations …

Canada’s puzzling diplomatic stumbling

Cesar Jaramillo Americas, Nuclear Weapons

Author Cesar Jaramillo Published in the Waterloo Region Record If Canada’s abrupt move to sever diplomatic ties with Iran was driven by a desire to deliver a strong, unequivocal message about how it conducts foreign policy, then mission accomplished. In case any doubt remains, let us spell it out: Stephen Harper’s Conservative government has jettisoned Canada’s hard-earned international standing as a …

Would an attack on Iran be legal?

Cesar Jaramillo Americas, Asia, Conventional Weapons, Defence & Human Security, Mideast, News

Conspicuously absent from most analyses on the prospect of military action against Iran over its nuclear program is the question of whether an attack by the U.S. or Israel would be consistent with international law. Concerns raised in Western policymaking circles regarding a military intervention in Iran have little to do with its legality. Typically cited are the staggering costs …

The Nuclear Menace

Tasneem Jamal Nuclear Weapons

Author Cesar Jaramillo The Ploughshares Monitor Winter 2011 Volume 32 Issue 4 This article first appeared in the Waterloo Region Record on Nov. 24 2011. The latest report from the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) on Iran’s nuclear program has increased the already inflammatory rhetoric against the Islamic Republic. The West is calling for tougher sanctions while reiterating that all …

All Nuclear Weapons Must Go

Cesar Jaramillo Nuclear Weapons

Author Cesar Jaramillo Published in the Waterloo Region Record The latest report from the International Atomic Energy Agency on Iran’s nuclear program has increased the already inflammatory rhetoric against the Islamic Republic. The West is calling for tougher sanctions while reiterating that all options — including military force — are on the table. Certainly, Iran’s lack of transparency regarding its …

Iran, Pakistan and Nuclear Ambitions

Tasneem Jamal Asia, Mideast, Nuclear Weapons

Author Nicole Waintraub The Ploughshares Monitor Autumn 2011 Volume 32 Issue 3 Nicole Waintraub was an intern with Project Ploughshares from September 2010 to August 2011. Developments in Iran’s nuclear program are often viewed from the perspective of North American and European policy priorities. Here I explore the issue from the perspective of one of Iran’s most embroiled neighbours: Pakistan. …

The Nuclear Puzzle: Obama is looking for a new policy on Iran that stresses inspection standards

Tasneem Jamal Americas, Asia, Mideast, Nuclear Weapons

Author Ernie Regehr Published by the Waterloo Region Record It is still at the trial balloon stage, but the administration of President Barack Obama is testing the idea of a significant shift in American policy on Iran. Instead of continuing its single-minded focus on halting Iran’s uranium enrichment, an activity that breaks no international law or principle, Washington is wisely …

A Roundtable on Nuclear Issues in Relation to Iran

Tasneem Jamal Asia, Mideast, Nuclear Weapons

Authors Ernie Regehr and Bill Janzen Working Paper 09-1 This paper reports on the proceedings of a roundtable organized by Project Ploughshares, the Mennonite Central Committee Canada, the University of Ottawa and the Iranian embassy in Ottawa. The objective of the roundtable was to deepen common understanding of Iran’s nuclear policies and perspectives, to offer Canadian perspectives on nuclear non-proliferation …

Talking to Iran about Nuclear Nonproliferation

Tasneem Jamal Asia, Mideast, Nuclear Weapons

The Ploughshares Monitor Autumn 2008 Volume 29 Issue 3 Last March Project Ploughshares hosted a roundtable on Nuclear Issues in Relation to Iran. It was organized in cooperation with the Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) and the Ottawa Embassy of the Islamic Republic of Iran. The 24 participants included officials and scholars from Iran and from the Embassy of Iran. Canadian participants …

Iran Closer to Compromise on its Uranium Enrichment: The West preaches enrichment abstinence – not for all, of course, but for Iran

Tasneem Jamal

Author Ernie Regehr Published by the Toronto Star While Iran continues to reject Security Council demands that it suspend uranium enrichment, it has signaled some willingness to open its program to international controls. So far the Bush administration has shown little interest in taking “yes” for an answer. Ritual denunciations of Iran and its uranium enrichment activity were a central …