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  1. Preliminary Assessment of the JCPOA Procurement Channel

    Regulation of Iran’s Future Nuclear and Civil Imports and Considerations for the Future Private Viewpoints August 31, 2015 The Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) lays out a new international entity and a set of procedures for states to make prolif ...

  2. Preventing a Nuclear-Armed Iran: Requirements for a Comprehensive Nuclear Agreement

    In June 2013, two key factors created conditions more favorable for resolving the Iranian nuclear crisis–the devastating impact on Iran's economy of international sanctions, especially oil and banking sanctions, and the election as president of pragma ...

  3. 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 ...

  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. 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 ...

  6. Russia’s Dangerous Missile Game in Iran

    Private Viewpoints January 13, 1997 Russia’s exportation of advanced missile technology to Iran is threatening U.S. interests in the Middle East and is in violation of international arms control agreements. The U.S. must act in order to halt Russian–Irani ...

  7. Silo Mentality—Iran’s Haji Abad Missile Base

    Private Viewpoints May 4, 2021 Iran may have developed a new design of hardened launch site, possibly the first intended specifically for solid-fuel ballistic missiles. Open-source satellite imagery of the suspected Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps’ miss ...

  8. Solid-Propellant Motor Test Proves Iran’s Continuing Missile Advancement

    Private Viewpoints February 2, 2022 One might be forgiven for missing a statement this January by Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps Aerospace Force (IRGC-AF) commander Amir-Ali Hajizadeh heralding the successful test of a solid-propellant motor for ...

  9. 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 ...

  10. The "Strategic Partnership" Between India and Iran

    Private Viewpoints April 1, 2004 India and Iran—one the object of much wooing from Washington, the other a member of President Bush’s “axis of evil” —announced the creation of a “strategic partner-ship” in 2003. This Special Report explores the new cordia ...

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