The next round of P5+1 negotiations approaches, as Congress zeroes in on new terrorism-related sanctions and blocking a diplomat linked to the 1979 hostage crisis from entering the United States. These stories, President Rouhani’s visit to Afghanistan, General Dempsey’s trip to Israel, and more—in this week’s edition of Iran news from March 29-April 4, 2014. Read more about Belfer Iran Brief—Reviving the 1979 hostage crisis and other news
Kaveh Afrasiabi writes that increasing tension in the Iranian-Pakistani relationship could have a negative impact on nuclear negotiations. As mistrust grows between Iran and their nuclear neighbor, Afrasiabi argues that P5+1 negotiators should bring considerations of Iran's regional security into on-going talks. Read more about The emerging Pakistani factor in the Iran nuclear equation
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By Brigadier General Kevin Ryan (ret.) Recognizing that the crisis in Ukraine and Crimea has shuttered communication between the American and Russian governments, a group of senior American and Russian former military and intelligence officers met quietly in Morocco from 19 to 22 March to ask each other whether there remain any areas where the two nations should continue joint efforts. The answer, given in a joint statement at the end of the meeting, was yes. Read more about Elbe Group Joint Statement
On April 2nd, 2014 Belfer Center experts Gary Samore and Matthew Bunn hosted a Reddit Ask Me Anything (AMA) to discuss nuclear negotiations with Iran, nuclear security issues, and all things weapons of mass destruction. Click here to read their Reddit AMA.
At 12:00pm EST on Wednesday, April 2nd, Belfer experts Gary Samore and Matthew Bunn will host a Reddit Ask Me Anything (AMA) to discuss nuclear negotiations with Iran, nuclear security issues, and all things weapons of mass destruction.