In this latest installment of the AICGS At Issue Interview Series, AICGS President Jack Janes sat down with Philipp Mißfelder, member of the Bundestag.
Iran’s nuclear ambitions – and the West’s response – are analyzed by Non-Resident Fellow Dorle Hellmuth.
In this At Issue, Executive Director Jack Janes examines the election – whether at local, regional, or federal levels – as a cornerstone of a successful modern day democracy.
As tensions rise over Iran’s nuclear ambitions, the European Union has ratcheted up its pressure on Iran with an oil embargo. Tehran is now threatening with an embargo of its own, while the United States leaves its threat of military action on the table and Israel worries about the clock running out of time to stop Iran from obtaining a nuclear weapon. Is 2012 the year where war becomes inevtiable? And what can Germany or the EU do to prevent it?
In this AICGS Transatlantic Perspectives Essay, Dr. Christina Y. Lin, Visiting Fellow at AICGS and a Researcher for Jane’s Information Group, explores the role of Germany in engaging the Sino-Russian axis via positive economic statecraft in efforts to prevent Iranian nuclear capacity. Dr. Lin writes that Germany can wield its economic arsenals to hedge against the Sino-Russian strategy and perhaps pioneer new paths to resolve the current Iranian nuclear stalemate.
On 29 March 2006 the United Nations Security Council for the first time addressed the issue of Iranian non-compliance with the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT). Since the wording of the presidential statement, which had been heavily disputed among the five permanent members of the Security Council (P5), has been significantly watered-down, the statement does not predetermine any specific future action by the Security Council. For the moment, it is hard to predict whether the Security Council could agree on any more resolute steps should Iran refuse to cooperate…