Episode 145: Vali Nasr

Vali Nasr was born in Iran, where his father was a high profile academic and university administrator  Then came the revolution. They fled--and that traumatic experience, he says, shaped his intellectual development in ways he is only beginning to understa...

The IAEA Faces Big Budget Pressures

Despite it's high profile, the International Atomic Energy Agency suffers from some of the same funding challenges as many UN agencies. Now that it is at the heart of the Iran nuclear deal, will its member states ease up on the budgetary pressure under which t...

The IAEA and Iran: How Inspections Work

The nuclear deal with Iran is essentially grand bargain: Iran agreed to curtail its nuclear program in exchange for a gradual easing of international and national sanctions. But as President Obama is fond of saying, the agreement is not based on trust. It'...