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  1. Monitoring Iranian Weaponization Activities: Another Crucial Flaw of the Nuclear Deal

    Private Viewpoints April 2, 2018 The nuclear agreement has emboldened the Islamic Republic. Since signing the deal in the summer of 2015, Iran’s behavior around the world and especially in the Middle East has become more aggressive. During the course of t ...

  2. Tactical Issues Surrounding a U.S. Withdrawal from the Iran Nuclear Agreement

    Private Viewpoints April 16, 2018 WHATEVER ONE THINKS of the notion of withdrawal, the question remains as to what such a move would mean in practical terms. If the president follows through on this threat, presumably on May 12, when waivers from the Nati ...

  3. Gulf Security After 2020

    Private Viewpoints December 19, 2017 When UN Security Council Resolution 2231 – associated with the Iran nuclear deal – came into effect in late 2015, it included a clause preventing states from transferring conventional arms to Iran for five years. But w ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. 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 ...

  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. Iran: Looking Beyond the Assassination

    Private Viewpoints November 30, 2020 Important as the assassination of Mohsen Fakhrizadeh may be, it is only one part of the story. Like the killing of Qassem Soleimani, it has a major political impact and makes it even harder for the United States to neg ...

  8. Addressing Iran's Weaponization Work Will Fortify the Nuclear Deal

    Private Viewpoints March 9, 2021 The United Nations nuclear watchdog and Iran are again on a collision course, as the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) seeks answers from Tehran on three sites in the country where undeclared nuclear weapons resear ...

  9. How Biden Can Overcome Iran’s Maximum Pressure

    Private Viewpoints March 12, 2021 Ali Khamenei, Iran’s Supreme Leader, wants sanctions relief. To get the Biden administration off its compliance for compliance approach in which sanctions relief cannot come before the Iranians reverse their breaches of t ...

  10. The Other Sides of Renegotiating the JCPOA Iran Nuclear Agreement

    Private Viewpoints April 15, 2021 So far, most of the debate over the JCPOA agreement has been a repetition of the original debates that took place before the agreement was reached in 2015 and while the current agreement was first being negotiated. The pu ...

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