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    A Nuclear Iran, An Inexperienced EU Foreign Minister

    Iran’s announcement today that it is a nuclear state makes the appointment of the spectacularly inexperienced Catherine Ashton as EU Foreign Minister even more ridiculous. Her speech at the Munich Security Conference last weekend was a snoozer of epic proportions – even by Brussels standards. However, it was her statements … More

    A Very Special Anniversary

    Over at National Review Online they asked experts to weigh in on the situation with Iran and Heritage Expert Peter Brookes was asked to share his thoughts. Hey, Mr. President, how’s that engagement policy with Iran working out for you? Not so well, from what I can tell. While you … More

    Iran’s Supreme Leader Promises a Stunning “Punch”

    Tensions continue to build within Iran ahead of the annual celebration of the 1979 Islamic revolution on February 11. Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei called on Monday for unity and vowed that Iran would “punch the arrogance” on the anniversary: “The Iranian nation, with its unity and God’s grace, will … More

    Obama's "Reset" Button Quickly Changing to "Panic"

    Given Iran’s well established pattern of behavior (and Russia’s, and China’s) we were highly skeptical about President Barack Obama’s “Reset Button” approach to U.S. diplomacy. And now it seems that the failure of Obama administration’s Iranian engagement strategy is about to shift the focus of U.S. diplomacy from “reset” to … More

    Iran Announces Plans for Highly Enriched Uranium

    Iran’s government announced that it was pushing ahead with plans to enrich uranium to 20 percent levels, ostensibly to fuel a research reactor. The latest Iranian zig zag came only days after President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad claimed that Iran was open to a deal on exchanging some of its stockpile of … More

    The Increasing Ballistic Missile Threat

    The Pentagon’s release of the Ballistic Missile Defense Review confirmed that North Korea could be able to deploy a nuclear-tipped ballistic missile capable of striking the United States within the next decade. The Washington Times reports that the review expressed serious concern over North Korea’s two underground tests and its … More

    Ahmadinejad Promises a Harsh Blow to “Global Arrogance"

    Iran’s firebrand president, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, has been unusually active this week in the run-up to the February 11th anniversary of Iran’s 1979 revolution. On Sunday he proclaimed that Iran will deliver a harsh blow to “Global Arrogance” (the United States) on the anniversary, a remark that has spurred speculation as … More

    In the Green Room: Rep. McKeon (R-CA) on Keeping America Great

    In the most recent installment of “In the Green Room”, Representative Buck McKeon (R-CA), the top Republican on the House Armed Services Committee sat down with us before his speech yesterday at The Heritage Foundation to discuss national defense priorities. More

    Another Curve Ball from Iran on U.S. Prisoners

    In addition announcing the launch of a research rocket, three Iranian-made satellites, and a tactical shift on a proposed International Atomic Energy Agency deal on uranium, President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad threw another disingenuous curve ball yesterday by claiming that talks were underway with the United States for an exchange of prisoners. In … More

    Iran's Ahmadinejad Unveils Satellites and Disingenuous Offer on Uranium

    Iran’s government today announced the successful launching of a research rocket carrying a mouse, two turtles and worms into space. President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad trumpeted the launch as a “very big event” and promised on state-controlled television that “The scientific arena is where we could defeat the (West’s) domination.” The launch … More