Time for Stopping the Islamic Republic’s Nuclear Program Is Running Out

Oct. 11 2021

In his address to the UN General Assembly two weeks ago, Prime Minister Naftali Bennett declared that “Iran’s nuclear-weapons program is at a critical point” and that “all red lines have been crossed.” This is no mere rhetoric, argues Joab Rosenberg; Tehran’s recent decision to enrich uranium to 60 percent and to begin work converting the substance into a metal bring it is perilously close to having a nuclear bomb. To understand what it might do next, Rosenberg turns to the nuclear program’s history:

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More about: Iran nuclear program, Naftali Bennett, U.S. Foreign policy

 

Despite Opposition from the Taliban, Islamic State Is Thriving in Afghanistan

According to Taliban officials, Islamic State’s Afghanistan offshoot (known as the “Khorasan province,” or ISKP) has but a negligible presence. American diplomats, for their part, have claimed that the new jihadist government in Kabul can provide a bulwark against the group, which opposes what it sees as the Taliban’s relative religious moderation. But, Oved Lobel argues, the evidence supports neither interpretation:

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More about: ISIS, Taliban, Terrorism, U.S. Foreign policy