Monthly Archives: April 2010

Not Really Welcome

The upcoming Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) review conference at the UN headquarters in New York next month is eagerly awaited by the international community and will be attended by delegations of almost 190 nations. Iran’s president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has meanwhile applied … Continue reading

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Close Encounters

When CNN had reported Wednesday on an encounter between an Iranian navy plane and the American aircraft carrier USS Eisenhower in the Gulf of Oman earlier this month, the incidence recalled another, almost fatal, encounter two years ago in the Persian … Continue reading

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Thinking Through the Thinkable

Nobel Laureate Thomas C. Schelling made an appearance and shared his views on soon expected nuclear Iran yesterday on the New America Foundation. Schelling, who is a Distinguished Professor of foreign affairs, national security, nuclear strategy and arms control at the … Continue reading

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Bullying Iran

See update below. When recently presenting the United States’ new nuclear strategy, largely narrowing the potential use of nuclear weapons, two exceptions were explicitly named by President Obama: ‘outliers’ North Korea and Iran. The former had left the Nuclear Non-proliferation … Continue reading

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Judas’ Kiss

On yesterday’s Good Friday, I stumbled across Ukrainian Artist Andriy Dutka’s almost iconic “Judas’ Kiss” of 1990. It can be viewed at Wurzburg’s “Museum am Dom”. When earnestly considering Judas’ role in the Gospel, his betrayal and kiss were undoubtedly … Continue reading

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