from Commentaries:

West raises stakes over Iran nuclear programme

By Paul Taylor
September 25, 2009

big-3President Obama and the leaders of France and Britain have deliberately raised the stakes in the confrontation over Iran's nuclear programme by dramatising the disclosure that it is building a second uranium enrichment plant. Their shoulder-to-shoulder statements of resolve, less than a week before Iran opens talks with six major powers in Geneva, raised more questions than they answer.

from From Reuters.com:

Graphic: World nuclear arsenals

By Reuters Staff
September 23, 2009

from AxisMundi Jerusalem:

The Iran question, again

September 21, 2009

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It seems last week’s focus, settlement expansion, has given way to this week’s prime focus: Might Israel attack Iran?

from UK News:

Can Britain still afford nuclear weapons ?

September 16, 2009

BRITAIN-NUCLEAR/As the public spending axe starts swinging, attention inevitably turns northwards to the chilly waters of the Clyde where Britain's nuclear deterrent is based.

from The Great Debate UK:

Can Britain still afford nuclear weapons ?

September 16, 2009

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BRITAIN-NUCLEAR/As the public spending axe starts swinging, attention inevitably turns northwards to the chilly waters of the Clyde where Britain's nuclear deterrent is based.

from Commentaries:

Obama playing a weak hand with Iran

By Paul Taylor
September 15, 2009

The announcement that the major powers, including the United States, are going to open talks with Iran on Oct. 1 ought to be a source of rejoicing. After all, isn't this what much of the world has been urging for several years, while the European Union conducted a frustrating, low-key dialogue like the warm-up band at a rock concert?

from Global News Journal:

Less content, more Merkel in campaign posters

September 14, 2009

With two weeks to go before Germany holds an election, Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives have unveiled a new set of election posters, depicting Merkel, Merkel, and more Merkel.

from Global News Journal:

Germany’s Greens trade in woolly sweaters for business suits

September 11, 2009

Having traded in their woolly sweaters, jeans and sandals for dapper suits and shiny shoes, Germany's Greens are ready for business, claiming that to be the "party that truly knows its economics".

from Global News Journal:

IAEA nations, but not Israel, fete El Baradei in sendoff

September 10, 2009

Some nations who once criticised Mohamed ElBaradei over his approach to Iran's disputed nuclear programme joined a roomful of effusive tributes to the outgoing chief of the U.N. nuclear watchdog agency on Thursday.

from Global News Journal:

IAEA’s ElBaradei knocks heads together on Iran

September 10, 2009

At his penultimate meeting with governors of the U.N. nuclear watchdog before he steps down in November, Mohamed ElBaradei gave diplomats a reminder of the colourful prose and no-nonsense authority they may soon miss.