While Russia is no
longer one of the world’s two preeminent superpowers, its
most recent filing with a United Nations commission aims to cement its
position as the superpower in the
The United States has been in high-stakes negotiations with Iran in recent months over the rollback of Iran's nuclear program. The agreement would place severe restrictions on Iran’s ability to accrue and enrich uranium beyond a specified level for ten years.
In April 2012, forty percent of Israel’s
natural gas supply was cut off almost instantly. After months
of supply interruptions and allegations of self-dealing on the part of
Egyptians in forging a natural gas deal with the Israeli government, the Egyptian
government reneged on its agreement to supply Israel with natural gas to meet
its energy needs. Almost overnight,
Israel was left to figure out how to supply almost half of its energy needs.
demanded recognition of its right to enrich uranium since the beginning of
talks on its nuclear program. The
United States has consistently rejected such a right. Both sides have refused to budge over nearly
a decade of negotiations, but Iran recently changed its approach and went public
with a concession that facilitated nuclear negotiations between the sides.