Former adviser to former French Prime Minister Alain Juppé (1995-1997), Thérèse Delpech is now director of Strategic Issues at the Atomic Energy Commission, a member of the Supervision Council of the European Branch of the Rand Corporation and a researcher at the International Institute for Strategic Studies.
In a fictitious international environment where good news are scarce, the joint statement issued by the six countries assembled at the negotiating table in Beijing on September 19 resulted an encouraging one; it included a comprehensive agenda to dismantle nuclear facilities in Pyongyang. This was, however, the beginning of a difficult process. Celebrations were even more premature when the following day a dispute arose regarding the most sensitive part of the text: to supply a light water (...)
In the last ambassadors’ conference, Jacques Chirac said that the situation created by Iran with the resumption of its nuclear enrichment program threatened to leave no other alternative than turning to the UN Security Council. That was only the confirmation of the French position.
The months just elapsed allowed reflecting on major problems. First of all, what is the nature of Iran-Pakistan relations? In fact, If the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has decided to issue its (...)