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  1. Verifying Section T of the Iran Nuclear Deal: Iranian Military Site Access Essential to JCPOA Section T Verification

    Private Viewpoints August 31, 2017 The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) made at best a general statement in its last quarterly reporting (spring 2017) about its monitoring and verification of Section T, annex 1 of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of ...

  2. Unforced Error: The Risks of Confrontation with Iran

    Private Viewpoints October 9, 2017 Executive Summary During the 2017 presidential campaign, then-candidate Donald Trump was open about his hostility toward Iran and his disdain for the Obama administration’s diplomacy with that country. Since January, the ...

  3. Under US Sanctions, Iran Regional Influence Grows

    Private Viewpoints July 26, 2019 All US secondary sanctions on Iran’s core economic sectors were re-imposed by the Trump administration in November 2018 as a direct consequence of its withdrawal from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA).  The ad ...

  4. Under the Radar, Iran’s Cruise Missile Capabilities Advance

    Private Viewpoints September 25, 2019 The recent attacks on oil facilities in Saudi Arabia posed a major shock to the global oil market. As news broke that the damage was caused by an actor with significant military capabilities, oil prices initially surg ...

  5. U.S. Policy Options For Iran

    Private Viewpoints February 10, 2005 Iran poses six threats to American interest including: a drive to acquire nuclear weapons, support of terrorist networks, aid to groups working against the Arab-Israel peace process, disruptive role in Iraq, expansioni ...

  6. Transition 2005: U.S. Policy Towards Iran

    Private Viewpoints January 12, 2005 Speaker: Kenneth M. Pollack, senior fellow and director of research, Saban Center for Middle East Policy, The Brookings Institution; author, "The Persian Puzzle: The Conflict Between Iran and America" Speaker: ...

  7. Time for Europe to Put Iran’s Missile Programme in Context

    Private Viewpoints October 30, 2017 European leaders have clearly set themselves apart from the United States and the administration of President Donald J. Trump in relation to the 2015 Iran Nuclear Deal. They view the deal—also known as the Joint Compreh ...

  8. The Window for an Iran Missile Deal Is Already Closing

    Private Viewpoints April 7, 2021 Calls to limit Iran’s missile program have become all the rage in Washington. In early March, a bipartisan group of 140 US lawmakers urged the Biden administration to pursue a more “comprehensive” deal with Iran that goes ...

  9. 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 ...

  10. 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 ...

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