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  1. Iran and U.S. Strategy: Looking beyond the JCPOA

    Private Viewpoints June 30, 2021 Regardless of what nations declare, their real-world strategy tends to evolve one crisis at a time and focus on the issues that drive that particular crisis to the exclusion or partial indifference of other key factors and ...

  2. The Other Sides of Renegotiating the JCPOA Iran Nuclear Agreement

    Private Viewpoints April 15, 2021 So far, most of the debate over the JCPOA agreement has been a repetition of the original debates that took place before the agreement was reached in 2015 and while the current agreement was first being negotiated. The pu ...

  3. How Biden Can Overcome Iran’s Maximum Pressure

    Private Viewpoints March 12, 2021 Ali Khamenei, Iran’s Supreme Leader, wants sanctions relief. To get the Biden administration off its compliance for compliance approach in which sanctions relief cannot come before the Iranians reverse their breaches of t ...

  4. Addressing Iran's Weaponization Work Will Fortify the Nuclear Deal

    Private Viewpoints March 9, 2021 The United Nations nuclear watchdog and Iran are again on a collision course, as the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) seeks answers from Tehran on three sites in the country where undeclared nuclear weapons resear ...

  5. Iran: Looking Beyond the Assassination

    Private Viewpoints November 30, 2020 Important as the assassination of Mohsen Fakhrizadeh may be, it is only one part of the story. Like the killing of Qassem Soleimani, it has a major political impact and makes it even harder for the United States to neg ...

  6. The Limited Utility Of The Iran Sanctions

    Private Viewpoints November 4, 2019 The objective of any sanctions regime is not to punish the target country or weaken its economy as an end in itself. Rather, a sanctions campaign—including the Trump Administration’s policy of “maximum pressure” on Iran ...

  7. If Attacked, How Would Iran Respond?

    Private Viewpoints October 1, 2013 A report by the Iran Project published in late 2012 warned that "a U.S. and/or Israeli preventive military action against Iran could... perhaps contribut[e] to increased sectarian conflict and regional war." In ...

  8. Iran After the Bomb: How Would a Nuclear-Armed Tehran Behave?

    Private Viewpoints May 17, 2013 Iran's acquisition of nuclear weapons is not a foregone conclusion. The U.S. policy of imposing sanctions on Iran while pursuing diplomatic engagement may still dissuade the Islamic Republic from developing a nuclear w ...

  9. If All Else Fails: The Challenges of Containing a Nuclear-Armed Iran

    Private Viewpoints May 1, 2013 The Obama administration's stated policy is to prevent – not contain – a nuclear-armed Iran, and all indications suggest that that the administration means what it says. Given the destabilizing consequences that would e ...

  10. The "Strategic Partnership" Between India and Iran

    Private Viewpoints April 1, 2004 India and Iran—one the object of much wooing from Washington, the other a member of President Bush’s “axis of evil” —announced the creation of a “strategic partner-ship” in 2003. This Special Report explores the new cordia ...

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