Center for Strategic Communication

The CTBTO Science and Technology Conference

Earlier this week the Preparatory Commission for the Comprehensive-Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organization (CTBTO) kicked off its second annual two-week advanced science and technology conference in Vienna, Austria. The conference is a multi-disciplinary effort to bring...

Exploring the options with Iran

The New York Times reported on Saturday that , according to administration officials, Iran and the U.S. “have agreed in principle” to meet for bilateral negotiations over Iran’s nuclear program after the election. Both sides have denied such an agreement, though a...

Mixed Messages from NAM

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad speaking at last week’s Non-Aligned Movement Summit in Tehran   The Non-Aligned Movement’s triennial summit in Tehran drew to a close last Friday, leaving mixed messages through which to puzzle. On the one hand, the summit could...

Ban Ki Moon Visits Tehran

UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon’s decision to attend the meeting of the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) – a group of 120 nations allied with neither superpower during the Cold War – this week in Tehran has garnered some criticism. The Secretary General will reportedly...