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  1. Analysis: An Iranian SAM in the Arabian Peninsula

    Private Viewpoints April 2, 2018 Last week, the Saudi Arabian embassy in Washington D.C.  released  a nine-page primer on Iran’s continued support to Yemen’s Houthi rebels. This document summarized findings from a March 26 press conference that followed a ...

  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. 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 ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. 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 ...

  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. 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 ...

  9. 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 ...

  10. 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 ...

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