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    1. February 8, 2016

      US calls for tighter sanctions after N Korea rocket launch

      The US has ramped up pressure on China to impose new penalties on North Korea after Pyongyang on Sunday launched a...

    2. February 3, 2016

      North Korea missile launch plan raises alarm

      Washington, Seoul and Tokyo have condemned Pyongyang’s decision to launch a long-range rocket this month, after North...

    1. January 29, 2016

      North Korea activity points to missile test

      North Korea appears to be preparing to launch a long-range rocket in defiance of international sanctions even as the UN...

    2. January 26, 2016

      Rouhani accorded generous welcome in Rome

      Hassan Rouhani was given a star-studded welcome as he arrived in Rome on Monday. Mr Rouhani is the first Iranian...

    3. January 20, 2016

      John Kerry and Javad Zarif set an example in the Middle East

      They’re the odd couple in curious diplomatic harmony, two affable men who struck a relationship that transcended the...

    4. January 17, 2016

      Iran: Implementation Day explained

      The historic nuclear agreement with Iran was implemented at a ceremony in Vienna on Saturday. 1) What is...

    5. January 17, 2016

      US and Iran swap prisoners ahead of nuclear deal

      Iran said on Saturday it had swapped four dual nationality prisoners for seven Iranians being held in the US. The...

    6. January 16, 2016

      Iran sanctions lifted

      Many of the international sanctions that have strangled the Iranian economy over the past decade have been lifted,...

    7. January 8, 2016

      US pressures China over North Korea relationship

      The Obama administration told China on Thursday that its approach for dealing with North Korea had “not worked”, as...

    8. January 7, 2016

      Did they or didn’t they? Six questions over North Korea ‘H-bomb’ test

      North Korea says it has successfully conducted its first hydrogen bomb test. Is it right? Here are six questions about...

    9. January 6, 2016

      The intractable dilemma posed by North Korea

      North Korea presents one of the most dangerous security threats in the world today. This has long been recognised and...

    10. January 6, 2016

      North Korea claims first hydrogen bomb test

      North Korea has claimed it has successfully conducted its first hydrogen bomb test, in a move likely to bring further...

    11. December 10, 2015

      North Korea says it has developed hydrogen bomb

      North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has claimed for the first time that Pyongyang has developed a hydrogen bomb, drawing a...

    12. October 13, 2015

      Iran’s parliament backs nuclear deal

      Iran’s parliament on Tuesday approved the nuclear agreement with world powers but not without tears and fisticuffs that...

    13. October 1, 2015

      Benjamin Netanyahu raises spectre of war after Iran nuclear deal

      Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Thursday delivered a blistering attack on the nuclear deal signed with...

    14. September 25, 2015

      We need to relearn the arts of war and grand strategy

      The cold war has been called the “long peace”. In fact, the two decades after the collapse of the Soviet Union look a...

    15. September 17, 2015

      Barack Obama gets it right and wrong about Iran

      For Barack Obama the deal ending the nuclear stand-off with Iran was a signal achievement. The question now is whether...

    16. September 15, 2015

      North Korea restarts main nuclear complex

      North Korea says it has revamped and restarted its main nuclear complex in Yongbyon and is working to improve its...

    17. September 3, 2015

      Iran’s ‘prosaic’ nuclear deal is on the cusp of changing history

      As President Barack Obama says, the nuclear deal with Iran — the foreign policy achievement of his second term — has...

    18. August 27, 2015

      Pakistan said to be on track to have third largest arsenal of nuclear weapons

      Pakistan could have the world’s third largest stockpile of nuclear weapons after the US and Russia within a decade if...

    19. beyondbrics

      August 27, 2015

      Averting a new era of nuclear competition

      It was perhaps fortuitous that this month’s 70th anniversary of the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki followed...

    20. beyondbrics

      August 26, 2015

      Kazakhstan: encouraging civilian nuclear energy, with security in mind

      Wherever we look in the world, there are dark clouds overhead. The global economy remains fragile. Violent extremism is...

    21. August 10, 2015

      South Korea says North laid mines that maimed its soldiers

      Seoul has accused North Korea of targeting its patrols of the demilitarised zone that divides the peninsula after a...

    22. August 7, 2015

      Japan’s pacifist stance under threat

      At 8.15am on August 6 1945, the centre of Hiroshima vanished in a single white flash — obliterated by the first atomic...

    23. August 6, 2015

      We will be lucky to go 70 years without another Hiroshima

      Hiroshima marks 70th anniversary of atomic bombing The 70th anniversary of the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki has...

    24. August 5, 2015

      Barack Obama attacks critics of Iran nuclear deal

      Barack Obama blasted critics of the nuclear agreement with Iran on Wednesday, accusing them of using many of the same...

    25. August 3, 2015

      Kerry secures Gulf support for Iran deal

      Gulf Arab countries gave cautious backing on Monday to the nuclear deal with Iran, giving the White House an important...

    26. August 2, 2015

      Obama’s long, hot Iranian summer

      Six years ago, Barack Obama’s big domestic reform almost went up in flames during an August of town hall protests. He...

    27. July 28, 2015

      John Kerry leads drive to win support for Iran nuclear deal

      Three US cabinet secretaries returned to Capitol Hill on Tuesday to persuade sceptical lawmakers to back a nuclear pact...

    28. July 28, 2015

      The Iran deal must be shielded from hyperbole

      There are still seven weeks before Congress votes on the Iran deal but opponents’ rhetoric is already past boiling...

    29. July 23, 2015

      ‘You’ve been fleeced’ by Iran, Kerry told

      Naive. Fleeced. Bamboozled. Those were the words that greeted John Kerry, US secretary of state, when he went to...

    30. July 22, 2015

      Iran nuclear deal faces battle for approval in Washington

      President Barack Obama brought the case for his Iran nuclear deal to late-night television on Tuesday, telling The...

    31. July 21, 2015

      Russia sees big potential from Iran deal

      When the UN Security Council unanimously approved the Iran nuclear deal on Monday, Russia paid tribute with an...

    32. July 19, 2015

      Obama reads Iran better than his critics

      Those whom the gods will destroy they first make mad. Critics of Barack Obama’s Iran deal have been giving a good...

    33. July 18, 2015

      Ayatollah Khamenei vows no change in US and Israel relations

      Iran’s supreme leader and ultimate decision maker Ayatollah Ali Khamenei vowed on Saturday that there would be no...

    34. July 15, 2015

      Obama defends Iranian nuclear deal

      Barack Obama forcefully defended his Iranian nuclear deal on Wednesday by saying it blocked all paths for Tehran to...

    35. July 15, 2015

      Experts shine a light on Iran agreement

      The historic nuclear accord between Iran and six world powers has triggered a barrage of comment and much...

    36. July 15, 2015

      With nuclear deal struck, US focus shifts to wider agenda with Iran

      In September 2013, John Kerry became the first US secretary of state since the 1979 Islamic revolution to meet his...

    37. July 15, 2015

      Netanyahu fights the Iran nuclear deal with Farsi tweets

      I wonder who advised Benjamin Netanyahu on his latest round of Twitter diplomacy. It must have been someone with...

    38. July 15, 2015

      Gulf states publicly praise, privately fear Iran nuclear deal

      The Gulf states adopted a typically ambiguous approach to the announcement of a nuclear deal between Iran and world...

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