nuclear weapons

  • February 9, 2014  

    Iran and officials of the International Atomic Energy Commission are meeting in Teheran. Prospects for success of negotiations, ultimately designed to make it impossible for Iran to produce a nuclear weapon, are unclear. David Albright, one of the leading experts on Iran’s nuclear program and president of the Institute for Science and International Security, talks with Hari Sreenivasan about the what concrete steps have been agreed to and what remains on the table. Continue reading

  • December 19, 2013  

    The execution of a high-ranking relative of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has perplexed and disturbed foreign governments and longtime observers. Chief foreign correspondent Margaret Warner examines unsettling trends of Kim’s leadership and reports of infighting and dissent behind the scenes of his regime. Continue reading

    December 8, 2013  

    David Albright of the Institute for Science and International Security assesses what this first visit of an IAEA team suggests about Iran’s new willingness to cooperate in the inspection process. Continue reading

    November 23, 2013  

    Margaret Warner reports from Geneva on the ongoing talks over Iran’s nuclear capability. The diplomats are struggling over the actual language of the text. Editor’s note: This interview was recorded at 10:30 p.m. local Geneva time, before the agreement was reached. Continue reading

    November 9, 2013  

    David Albright, a physicist and founder and president of the non-profit Institute for Science and International Security, gives a scientific and foreign policy perspective on the talks in Geneva. Continue reading

  • October 1, 2013  

    On the floor of the UN General Assembly, Israel’s prime minister pushed back against Iran’s recent charm offensive. Netanyahu issued a strong denunciation of Iran’s nuclear program and vowed to prevent that nation from getting nuclear weapons. Margaret Warner reports on the response to comments by Netanyahu and President Obama. Continue reading

  • September 26, 2013  

    Top officials from the U.S. and Iran met for the first time in 30 years. How serious is Iran about making a deal with the international community on their nuclear program? Judy Woodruff talks to Flynt Leverett of Penn State University, Suzanne Maloney of Brookings Institution and former CIA case officer Reuel Marc Gerecht. Continue reading

  • June 19, 2013  

    President Barack Obama said the U.S. could reduce its stockpile of long-range nuclear weapons by up to a third, and called upon Russia to make similar cuts. Margaret Warner gets reactions to Mr. Obama’s call from former State and Defense Department official Eric Edelman and Joseph Cirincione of the Ploughshares Fund. Continue reading

  • April 12, 2013  

    Secretary of State John Kerry made a visit to Seoul to meet with South Korean President Park Geun-hye, where he leveled a warning to North Korea’s Kim Jong Un not to continue missile tests. Jeffrey Brown reports on recent tensions with North Korea and what U.S. intelligence can tell us about their nuclear capabilities. Continue reading

  • April 2, 2013  

    North Korean state television announced another escalation of leader Kim Jong-un’s pledge to build up his country’s nuclear capability. Margaret Warner reports on why North Korea says it is restarting its uranium enrichment program and its plutonium reactor after taking steps to shut it down it in 2007. Continue reading