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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. 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 ...

  4. 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: ...

  5. 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 ...

  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. The Legal Steps and Policy Challenges of Reimposing Sanctions on Iran

    Private Viewpoints September 11, 2017 Under the Iran Nuclear Agreement Review Act (INARA), a 2015 statute designed to give Congress oversight over the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) nuclear agreement with Iran, President Trump is required to p ...

  8. The Gravest Danger: Nuclear Weapons

    Private Viewpoints January 1, 2003 Recommendations for improving anti-proliferation policy in regards to the nascent nuclear weapons capabilities of states and scaling back the nuclear weapons holdings of declared nuclear weapon states via diplomatic tool ...

  9. The Days After a Deal with Iran

    This Perspective begins by positing that a final nuclear agreement is reached between the P5+1 (the five permanent members of the UN Security Council plus Germany) and Iran and then examines the potential responses of two of the most important U.S. partner ...

  10. The Arab Gulf States and Iran: Military Spending, Modernization, and the Shifting Military Balance

    Private Viewpoints December 12, 2018 The military balance between Iran, its Arab neighbors, and the United States has been a critical military issue in the Middle East since at least the rise of Nasser in the 1950s. The risks this arms race presents in te ...

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