Henry Rome examines how the Iranian media is handling the challenge of naming the Islamic State. As Western news organizations continue to use a wide variety of English names and acronyms for the Sunni militants, Iranians have mostly found agreement behind the Farsi acronym "Da'esh." Read more about Iran Edition — Debating “Da’esh”
Gary Samore, speaking in Oslo on September 20th at the International Institute for Strategic Studies's Global Strategic Review, reiterated his skepticism that a final nuclear accord will be reached with Iran in the near future. Despite steps forward in the structure of negotiations, he argued, underlying factors make a comprehensive deal unlikely. Watch the video and read the full text of his speech after the jump. Read more about Watch: Gary Samore on the future of the Iran nuclear negotiations
Olli Heinonen argues for putting Iran's ballistic missiles on the table in nuclear negotiations. Leaving concerns about Iran's nuclear delivery systems unaddressed, he argues, would weaken any safeguard and verification regime in a possible comprehensive nuclear deal. Read more about Why Iran’s ballistic missiles matter
William Tobey examines Iran's recent failure to meet IAEA deadlines to cooperate with the Agency's investigation of Iran's past nuclear activities. Tehran's lack of cooperation, Tobey argues, should serve as a warning to the P5+1 as pressure to conclude a deal grows. Read more about "A sense of desperation"