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  1. Yemen’s Houthis and the expansion of Iran’s Axis of Resistance

    Private Viewpoints March 14, 2022 Key Points Iranian-sourced nonnuclear proliferation in Yemen — ballistic missiles and unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) — is part of a larger pattern in the Middle East that tests the current regional security architecture. ...

  2. Would the Saudis go Nuclear?

    Private Viewpoints June 2, 2003 In the wake of September 11, 2001, and last week's terrorist bombings in Riyadh, America's relationship with Saudi Arabia has sunk to new lows. On the right, neoconservatives rail against Saudi support for extremi ...

  3. Would Air Strikes Work?

    Understanding Iran’s nuclear programme and the possible consequences of a military strike Private Viewpoints March 1, 2007 The purpose of this report is not to reject the contention that Iran wishes to develop nuclear weapons or at least develop such an o ...

  4. With Iran, Nuclear Diplomacy Comes First

    Private Viewpoints February 25, 2021 Since Joe Biden’s inauguration on January 20, the new administration’s top foreign policy and national security figures have said repeatedly that the United States would resume full compliance with the 2015 Joint Compr ...

  5. Will Israel Blast the Iranian Bomb?

    Private Viewpoints March 1, 2006 Does Israel have the military means to effectively halt Iran’s nuclear capabilities militarily? This document explores Israel’s military abilities and options to destroy Iran’s nuclear facilities, the capabilities of Mossa ...

  6. Why Tougher Sanctions Are Vital in Preventing Nuclear Iran

    Private Viewpoints November 12, 2008 U.S. led sanctions have hampered Iran’s ability to conduct business abroad and dampened Iran’s ability to attract foreign investment in its energy sector. Additional sanctions implemented by the U.S. could be used to p ...

  7. Why Israel’s transfer to US Central Command could help deter Iran

    Private Viewpoints September 7, 2021 U.S. Central Command announced Sept. 1 that it has assumed responsibility for U.S. forces in Israel. This positive development reflects changes in Arab-Israeli relations and offers an opportunity to build a more unifie ...

  8. Who Cares about an Iranian Nuclear Breakout? Beware of an Atomic "Sneak-Out"

    Private Viewpoints November 4, 2014 It’s time for America to rethink its strategy for preventing Iran from getting the Bomb. Negotiations over the Islamic Republic’s nuclear program are foundering on the question of how much enrichment capacity it can be ...

  9. While the World Talks, Iran Enriches; More Pressure Needed

    Private Viewpoints June 1, 2012 Talks with Iran have produced no real results and has provided Iran with valuable time to advance its nuclear program. The U.S. must make it clear that it will prevent Iran from acquiring nuclear weapons, even if military a ...

  10. Where are Iran’s new centrifuge manufacturing capabilities?

    Private Viewpoints February 16, 2022 Recent reporting that Iran has moved its centrifuge manufacturing capabilities from the TESA/TABA manufacturing facility near Karaj to Esfahan led us to examine the main Esfahan site. In this report, we focus our visua ...

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