Confirming Bolton

by Gordon Prather -- On July 13, John Bolton – our "unconfirmed" ambassador to the United Nations – vetoed a proposed Security Council resolution that would have demanded Israel halt its military more…

To nuke or not to nuke

by Gordon Prather -- President Bush will soon ask Congress to "not veto" a U.S.-Russia "civil" nuclear deal – "not veto" because Russia is a "have-nuke" signatory to the Treaty on Non-Proliferation more…

Condi's never-ending strong-arming

by Gordon Prather -- One of the first things Condi Rice didn't do as secretary of state was to address the 2005 Review Conference of the Treaty on Nonproliferation of Nuclear Weapons. more…

Another fine mess you've gotten us into, Condi!

by Gordon Prather -- When forced to confront the mess she has made of our foreign policy, do you suppose Condi Rice views the interrelated messes, individually, or collectively? Take the U.S.-India-Iran-Pakistan-Russia more…

Paris Accord – the sequel

by Gordon Prather -- President Bush – while at a meeting of the European Union this week – gave the mullahs an ultimatum: "If Iran's leaders want peace and prosperity and a more…

Iran's nuclear-energy rights

by Gordon Prather -- According to the United Nations statute establishing the International Atomic Energy Agency: The Agency shall seek to accelerate and enlarge the contribution of atomic energy to peace, health more…

More Condi diplomacy?

by Gordon Prather -- The French, Brits and Germans (allegedly acting on behalf of the European Union) have just made a confidential "take-it-or-you'll-be-sorry" offer to Iran to "come back to the negotiating more…

Iranian crisis resolved

by Gordon Prather -- Secretary of State Condi Rice issued an ultimatum to Iran last week to give up "the pursuit of nuclear weapons." Meanwhile, the Arab League, the Gulf Cooperation Council more…

The best Congress money can buy

by Gordon Prather -- Ehud Olmert – who assumed the office of prime minister of Israel earlier this month – has just addressed a joint session of what some cynics have been more…

Another 'Coalition of the Willing'?

by Gordon Prather -- At last week's Conference on Disarmament, Stephen Rademaker, acting assistant secretary, International Security and Nonproliferation, submitted a draft Fissile Material Cut-Off Treaty that would be acceptable to the more…