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  1. 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 ...

  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 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 ...

  4. If Iran Deploys Missiles in Iraq: U.S.-Israeli Response Options

    Private Viewpoints May 13, 2019 If Iran duplicates its formula from Lebanon, Syria, and Yemen by sending long-range missiles to Iraq, then future conflicts with Israel would likely include military action on Iraqi soil. Iran’s long-range rockets and missi ...

  5. Constraining Iran's Missile Capabilities

    Private Viewpoints March 28, 2019 I. INTRODUCTION AND EXECUTIVE SUMMARY For decades, the United States has sought to constrain Iran’s missile program, both because it poses a conventional military threat to regional stability and because it can provide a ...

  6. BICOM Briefing: Hezbollah's Precision Missile Project

    Private Viewpoints February 1, 2019 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY European countries have been critical of Iranian missile tests but a more urgent and alarming regional threat is Iran’s project to upgrade Hezbollah missiles into precision guided missiles. These would ...

  7. A Realistic Path for Progress on Iran

    12 Guiding Principles to Achieve U.S. Policy Goals Private Viewpoints January 30, 2019 The Trump administration has adopted an aggressive Iran strategy. The United States seeks to  achieve—via the application of maximum pressure—nothing short of a fundame ...

  8. Iran's Space Launch

    ICBM or Space Program Development? Private Viewpoints January 22, 2019 On January 3, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced that Iran was preparing to launch multiple Space Launch Vehicles (SLV), which he claimed had “virtually (the) same technology as ...

  9. 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 ...

  10. Responding to Iran's New Weapons and Naval Drills in the Gulf

    Private Viewpoints August 21, 2018 On August 2, the air and naval arms of Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps began a substantial, unannounced military drill in the Persian Gulf and strategic Strait of Hormuz. The move followed the latest round of th ...

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