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  1. 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 ...

  2. Army Playing Cards Feature Iranian Weapons

    Private Viewpoints August 21, 2019 In a not very subtle sign of the times, the U.S. Army has produced a deck of playing cards featuring weaponry used or held by Iran in order to familiarize soldiers with Iran’s inventory of weapons and presumably to facil ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. Operating in the ‘Gray Zone’ to Counter Iran

    Private Viewpoints September 18, 2019 The best way to counter Iran’s asymmetric strategy in Saudi Arabia and elsewhere is a U.S. gray zone strategy, which can help manage escalation and buy time for the administration’s pressure policy to work. The combin ...

  5. How Iran Can Hold the World Oil Market Hostage

    Private Viewpoints October 29, 2019 Oil remains central to the global economy and security architecture. Even as the world aspires to confront climate change and curb its appetite for fossil fuels, it continues to depend heavily on oil to power its cars, ...

  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. Preliminary Assessment of the JCPOA Procurement Channel

    Regulation of Iran’s Future Nuclear and Civil Imports and Considerations for the Future Private Viewpoints August 31, 2015 The Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) lays out a new international entity and a set of procedures for states to make prolif ...

  8. North Korea-Iran Missile Cooperation

    Private Viewpoints September 22, 2016 North Korea’s ground test of a powerful, liquid-fueled engine on September 20, and the launch of three modified-Scud missiles earlier this month renewed allegations that Pyongyang and Tehran are collaborating on balli ...

  9. Iran's Space Program Emerges from Dormancy

    The reported failure of the July 27 launch offers little solace to Western observers, since it likely anticipates future attempts as well as the potential for more-advanced technologies Private Viewpoints August 1, 2017 According to a news report citing a ...

  10. 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 ...

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