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  1. 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 ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. The Case for Zero Enrichment in Iran

    In the debate over sanctions on Iran—their role in bringing Tehran to the negotiating table and their proper place in U.S. diplomatic strategy in the future—scant attention has been paid to a major shift in the negotiating position of the P5+1, the group o ...

  5. When Will Iran Run Out of Money?

    Iranian nuclear physics continue to beat Western economic pressure. Iran is less than a year from reaching critical nuclear capability, despite international sanctions designed to prevent this outcome. While its accessible FX reserves have fallen sharply, ...

  6. What Iran's Chemical Past Tells Us About Its Nuclear Future

    In response to Iraq's use of chemical weapons during the Iran-Iraq War, Iran developed a modest CW capability and often warned that it would retaliate in kind. Whether it did so remains unclear. The history of Iran's chemical weapons program, how ...

  7. Preventing a Nuclear-Armed Iran: Requirements for a Comprehensive Nuclear Agreement

    In June 2013, two key factors created conditions more favorable for resolving the Iranian nuclear crisis–the devastating impact on Iran's economy of international sanctions, especially oil and banking sanctions, and the election as president of pragma ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. Iran and the P5+1: Solving the Nuclear Rubik's Cube

    In a region of troubles, the negotiations over Iran's nuclear program stand out. The first-step agreement, signed in November 2013, broke a decade of futile diplomatic forays punctuated by mutual escalation. The product of a rare confluence of politic ...

  10. Iran's Nuclear Odyssey: Costs and Risks

    Iran's half-century nuclear odyssey has been marked by enormous financial costs, unpredictable risks, and unclear motivations. The program's covert history, coupled with the Iranian government's prohibition of open media coverage of the nucl ...

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