Lasrick writes: Excellent, thought-provoking roundtable on the IAEA's legal authority in Iran. It turns out that two of the criteria for the IAEA's displeasure with Iran are not covered under current agreements because Iran didn't sign on to them. Interesting stuff. This is the first article in the roundtable, and the analysis is by Daniel Joyner. Joyner posits that the IAEA is viewed as a political instrument of the US and the West, and that this is part of the reason why. Very good information, and good discussion of the issues in this series that will have new opinions added through December.