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Seven Problems with John Kerry's Iranian Nuclear Clock

4 Mar 2015 Security Watch

The US Secretary of State is convinced that the nuclear agreement being hammered out by the P5+1 nations and Iran will extend the latter’s ‘breakout time’ to at least a year. Gary Gambill isn’t so sure. He thinks there are multiple what-ifs that may render Secretary Kerry’s prediction meaningless. More on «Seven Problems with John Kerry's Iranian Nuclear Clock»


Recep Tayyip Erdogan, courtesy of Thierry Ehrmann
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Understanding Turkey's Tilt

4 Mar 2015 Security Watch

According to Svante Cornell, Turkey has become a less stable and reliable ally of the United States than it was during the Cold War. In fact, Ankara’s recent foreign policy tilts may well cause irreparable damage to the US-Turkish alliance. More on «Understanding Turkey's Tilt»


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If Not Now, When? The Nordic EU Battlegroup

3 Mar 2015 Security Watch

Why are so many analysts convinced that the EU will never send its Nordic Battlegroup into action? Jan Joel Andersson’s answer points to prohibitive costs, limited operational experience, and the simple fact that the troops on standby might first be needed at home. More on «If Not Now, When? The Nordic EU Battlegroup»