Iran Focus - Editorial - Iran's main opposition group announced last week that the Islamic Republic has been secretly constructing a new underground uranium enrichment facility in the mountains near Qazvin. The Behjatabad-Abyek site, located 120 km west of Tehran, is said to be 85% complete and can fit several thousand centrifuges, according to the People's Mojahedin (PMOI).
By Richard N. Haass, from the magazine issue date Feb 1, 2010
Two schools of thought have traditionally competed to determine how America should approach the world. Realists believe we should care most about what states do beyond their borders-that influencing their foreign policy ought to be Washington's priority.
By David Amess
For more than a decade, European leaders took what they perceived to be the easy and least costly option of appeasement in confronting the threats posed by the despots in Tehran. The result is the fires that burn intensely across the Middle East for which the Iranian regime is responsible and we all pay the price. Yet, just in the nick of time, the Iranian people might have reminded us of a lesson with which we should be all too familiar; to achieve any objective worth attaining, one must be prepared to pay the price.