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  1. 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 ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. Contain, Enforce, and Engage: An Integrated U.S. Strategy to Address Iran’s Nuclear and Regional Challenges

    Private Viewpoints October 26, 2017 FOREWORD The United States ended a thirty-five-year diplomatic vacuum with Tehran with one objective in mind: to stop it from developing a nuclear weapon. The Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) did precisely tha ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. Letter to Congress: Scientists Urge U.S. to Remain Party to Iran Nuclear Deal

    Private Viewpoints October 30, 2017 Senator Bob Corker, Chairman, Senate Foreign Relations Committee Senator Ben Cardin, Ranking Member, Senate Foreign Relations Committee Representative Ed Royce, Chairman, House Foreign Affairs Committee Representative E ...

  8. Former Government Officials and Experts Support Efforts to Fix Iran Nuclear Deal

    Private Viewpoints October 30, 2017 Following President Donald Trump’s decision to refrain from certifying Iran’s compliance with the Iran nuclear deal under the Congressionally mandated Iran Nuclear Agreement Review Act of 2015 (INARA), a group of more t ...

  9. High-Level Contacts between North Korea and Iran Hint at Deeper Military Cooperation

    Pyongyang has emerged as a critical partner in Tehran's 'Axis of Resistance,' and officials warn that their joint efforts may extend to weapons of mass destruction Private Viewpoints November 27, 2017 High-level meetings between North Korea ...

  10. Regional Pushback, Nuclear Rollback: A Comprehensive Strategy for an Iran in Turmoil

    Private Viewpoints January 15, 2018 On October 13, 2017, President Donald Trump rolled out a new U.S. strategy toward Iran focused on countering its “destabilizing” regional activities, its “support for terrorist proxies,” its “proliferation of missiles,” ...

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