Tom Wilkinson

Further Sanctions Threaten Diplomatic Efforts 1

Relations between the United States and Iran continued to worsen this week. While President Trump has reiterated his own openness to working with the Iranian government to deescalate tensions, his administration’s imposition of further economic sanctions offers a different story. Friday’s sanctions are the harshest yet, targeting Iran’s largest petrochemical […]

The Modern Nuclear Crisis

In 1991, the Soviet Union ceased to exist. Much of the world rejoiced: the Cold War was finally over. The fears that had existed alongside this ideological struggle – fears of communist totalitarianism and nuclear war- began to fade. Unfortunately, nuclear conflict has continued to be a major concern and […]

The United States And Iran: War Hawks Circling

On the 12th of May, four oil tankers were attacked off the coast of the United Arab Emirates. Current reports indicate that Iran’s Revolutionary Guard, or forces aligned with them, were responsible for these attacks. This is the latest in a long line of hostile events occurring in the Middle […]

Rising Tensions Between United States Iran Sees Increased U.S. Military Presence in the Region

In the face of rising tension between the United States and Iran, the Trump Administration has approved further military deployment in the Middle East. In Iran, the moderate president Hassan Rouhani has made appeals for unity, while hardliners have increased their inflammatory attacks on the United States. The United States […]

North Korea Continues Nuclear Development

Recent satellite images of North Korea’s main nuclear processing site show that the isolated nation may be renewing efforts to develop its nuclear arsenal. These images come mere months after February’s failed meeting in Hanoi. The images, taken by Washington’s Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), show five specialized […]

Concerns Regarding U.S. Approval Of Nuclear Power Work In Saudi Arabia 1

On the 28th of March, it was widely reported that the U.S. Energy Secretary, Rick Perry, had approved six secret “Part 810” authorizations. These authorizations were granted to companies which are seeking to sell nuclear power technology and advice to Saudi Arabia. The pursuit of nuclear power by the Saudi […]