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  1. 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 ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. 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,” ...

  5. Pushing Back on Iran: Keeping the Nuclear Issue in Perspective

    Private Viewpoints February 16, 2018 In this essay, I want to go into a bit more detail about how a strategy of pushing back on Iran should address the Iranian nuclear threat and the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), commonly known as the “Irani ...

  6. Are Iran’s Ballistic Missiles Designed to Be Nuclear Capable?

    Private Viewpoints February 28, 2018 The common claim that Iran’s missile development must be stopped altogether because these systems could deliver nuclear weapons in the future rests on broad generalisations. While there is reason for concern, priority ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. 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 ...

  10. 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 ...

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