The NPT review conference only occurs once every five years. This is Ahmadinejad’s chance. Will he blow it?
When Ahmadinejad arrives at the U.N. for May's month-long NPT review conference, will he come with hubris and defiance or a skillful diplomatic effort to portray Iran as part of a moderate, reasoned global movement to create a nuclear-free Mideast?
Brasilia and Ankara are positively pleading with Tehran to give them something to justify a lowering of tensions, and that would probably please
and Moscow as well. Even Cairo is now at least temporarily on Tehran's side on this issue (perhaps fearing that more one-sided Western pressure will only serve to make Iranian acquisition of nuclear arms all the more likely). Beijing
Hypothesis: If Ahmadinejad takes a moderate pose and offers concessions, he will win big.