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  1. Iran’s Shifting Nuclear Debate and the Shrinking Space for Diplomacy

    Private Viewpoints February 16, 2021 Diplomacy has only a narrow window of opportunity, as the nuclear debate inside Iran remains volatile. Both Iran and the US have declared that they are willing to come back into full compliance with the nuclear deal, t ...

  2. China Is Still Brimming with Iranian Oil

    Private Viewpoints February 10, 2021 Even with occasionally reduced oil imports, Beijing has been Tehran’s lifeline to circumvent oil sanctions for years, providing a stable source of cash while nearly all countries dialed down their reliance on energy su ...

  3. Statement from Nuclear Nonproliferation Specialists in Support of U.S. Reentry into the Iran Nuclear Deal

    Private Viewpoints January 12, 2021 The 2015 Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) is an effective, verifiable agreement that successfully addressed a decades-long crisis over Iran’s nuclear program and is a net plus for international and U.S. nuclea ...

  4. The Iran Nuclear Deal at Five: A Revival?

    Private Viewpoints January 15, 2021 The Iran nuclear deal, formally known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), has scrapped its way into a sixth year of life. But the accord is increasingly tenuous as Iran violates key restrictions in respon ...

  5. A Clean Return to the Iran Nuclear Deal Should Be Biden’s First Option

    Private Viewpoints January 11, 2021 Of all the international agreements President-elect Joe Biden has pledged to rejoin upon taking office, perhaps none is more controversial than the Iran nuclear deal, also known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action ...

  6. The Lessons of the Past Point to Rejoining the Iran Deal

    Private Viewpoints January 21, 2021 When George W. Bush assumed the presidency in January 2001, the United States was at the apex of its global power. The Soviet Union was no more, Russia was just emerging from economic chaos, and China was years away fro ...

  7. Rejoining the Iran Nuclear Deal: Not So Easy

    Private Viewpoints January 14, 2021 President-elect Joe Biden takes office on January 20, 2021, facing a litany of daunting foreign policy issues, from another massive cyber hack by Russian intelligence to alienated allies in Europe and beyond to a regime ...

  8. Return to Iran Nuclear Deal Would Be Unwise

    Private Viewpoints January 14, 2021 Israel and its new Gulf allies are growing increasingly concerned that the incoming Biden administration intends to re-enter negotiations with Iran with the aim of returning to the deeply flawed 2015 nuclear deal, known ...

  9. Nine Hurdles to Reviving the Iran Nuclear Deal

    Private Viewpoints January 19, 2021 Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said on January 8 that Tehran was in no rush for the United States to rejoin the 2015 nuclear deal formally known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), but, he a ...

  10. Update on Natanz: Construction Progresses Towards Large-Scale Tunnel Complex

    Private Viewpoints January 11, 2021 Since our October 30, 2020, report on the construction of a new centrifuge assembly facility in the mountains near the Natanz enrichment plant, construction has progressed and tunnel entrance locations can now be identi ...

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