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  1. Unforced Error: The Risks of Confrontation with Iran

    Private Viewpoints October 9, 2017 Executive Summary During the 2017 presidential campaign, then-candidate Donald Trump was open about his hostility toward Iran and his disdain for the Obama administration’s diplomacy with that country. Since January, the ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. Time for Europe to Put Iran’s Missile Programme in Context

    Private Viewpoints October 30, 2017 European leaders have clearly set themselves apart from the United States and the administration of President Donald J. Trump in relation to the 2015 Iran Nuclear Deal. They view the deal—also known as the Joint Compreh ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. 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,” ...

  7. Iranian Ballistic Missile Tests Since the Nuclear Deal – 2.0

    Private Viewpoints January 25, 2018 Executive Summary The Foundation for Defense of Democracies (FDD) has identified as many as 23 ballistic missile launches by Iran since the conclusion of the July 2015 nuclear deal known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. 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 ...

  10. 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 ...

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