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  1. 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, ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. If Attacked, How Would Iran Respond?

    Private Viewpoints October 1, 2013 A report by the Iran Project published in late 2012 warned that "a U.S. and/or Israeli preventive military action against Iran could... perhaps contribut[e] to increased sectarian conflict and regional war." In ...

  6. Iran After the Bomb: How Would a Nuclear-Armed Tehran Behave?

    Private Viewpoints May 17, 2013 Iran's acquisition of nuclear weapons is not a foregone conclusion. The U.S. policy of imposing sanctions on Iran while pursuing diplomatic engagement may still dissuade the Islamic Republic from developing a nuclear w ...

  7. If All Else Fails: The Challenges of Containing a Nuclear-Armed Iran

    Private Viewpoints May 1, 2013 The Obama administration's stated policy is to prevent – not contain – a nuclear-armed Iran, and all indications suggest that that the administration means what it says. Given the destabilizing consequences that would e ...

  8. The "Strategic Partnership" Between India and Iran

    Private Viewpoints April 1, 2004 India and Iran—one the object of much wooing from Washington, the other a member of President Bush’s “axis of evil” —announced the creation of a “strategic partner-ship” in 2003. This Special Report explores the new cordia ...

  9. Iran- Consequences of a War

    Private Viewpoints February 1, 2006 An air attack on Iran by Israel or U.S. forces would be aimed at setting back Iran’s nuclear program by at least five years. A ground offensive to terminate the regime is not feasible given other commitments in Iraq and ...

  10. Interview with Israel Defense Force Brig. Gen. Michael Herzog

    Private Viewpoints June 1, 2005 Interview with Israel Defense Force Brig. Gen. Michael Herzog on international community engagement with Hamas and Hezbollah, Syrian missile tests, the Palestinian Authority, and diplomatic talks with Iran. Near East Report ...

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