Iran

  • July 9, 2012  

    John Mearsheimer, political science professor at the University of Chicago, says a nuclear-armed Iran would bring stability to the region, but Dov Zakheim, former Pentagon official now with the Center for Naval Analyses, says it would trigger an arms race. Continue reading

  • July 3, 2012  

    In other news Tuesday, Wall Street gains and strong sales for automakers. Heavy fighting continued near Syria’s capitol and a human rights group has reported that the Syrian government is running a network of torture centers. Also, Iran test-fired ballistic missiles, including a long-range type capable of reaching Israel. Continue reading

  • May 30, 2012  

    Reportedly capable of taking computer screenshots, logging keystrokes and even listening in on office conversations, malware known as “Flame” is grabbing international attention after appearances in Iran and elsewhere in the Middle East. Jeffrey Brown and guests discuss the potential risks of a “Flame” outbreak. Continue reading

  • May 28, 2012  

    In other news Monday, Memorial Day observances in Afghanistan put focus on a U.S. Marine killed there this year. Sgt. William Stacey’s letter, left before his death for his family, was read in Kabul. Also, Iranian operatives may be linked to an assassination plot against U.S. Embassy officials, according to The Washington Post. Continue reading

  • May 24, 2012  

    In other news Thursday, Egyptians flocked to the polls for a second day of voting in their first freely contested presidential election. Results are expected to be announced on Tuesday. Also, Iran’s nuclear negations with the U.S. and five other countries ended in Baghdad with no breakthrough. Continue reading

  • March 30, 2012  

    In other news Friday, the Obama administration is moving ahead with tough new sanctions on Iran, issuing a statement saying there was enough oil in world markets to allow countries to rely less on Iran’s supply. The U.S. also imposed sanctions against Syria, targeting three of the country’s top defense and security officials. Continue reading

  • March 28, 2012  

    Israeli leaders say time is running short for diplomatic and non-military responses to Iran’s nuclear program. Margaret Warner asks experts and journalists how an Israeli military strike against Iran might be carried out and what the repercussions could be. Continue reading

  • March 26, 2012  

    Ahead of the nuclear summit Monday in Seoul, President Obama met with Russian President Dmitry Medvedev and discussed prospects for further nuclear reductions for both nations. Judy Woodruff discusses nuclear issues with Ploughshares Fund President Joseph Cirincione and nuclear proliferation expert Stephen Rademaker. Continue reading

  • March 12, 2012   BY Will Tam 

    Protests across North Africa and the Middle East gained steam after revolts toppled leaders in Tunisia and Egypt in early 2011. Track all of the unrest in our interactive timeline.

  • March 7, 2012  

    Iran’s envoy to the International Atomic Energy Agency said Wednesday that plans for talks about its nuclear program were progressing at a meeting in Vienna — a sign of confidence prompted after the U.S., France, Britain, Germany, Russia and China agreed to Iran’s offer of a diplomatic initiative. Jeffrey Brown reports. Continue reading