Iran Analysis Archive
Nov 26, 2013
In this report, Kingston Reif & Usha Sahay examine the means by which presidents have reduced the size and scope of the U.S. nuclear arsenal since the end of the Cold War.
Nov 20, 2013
On November 20, nuclear talks between Iran and six world powers will resume. Only negotiation can check Tehran’s nuclear program, writes Kingston Reif in his November Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists Column.
May 31, 2013
Laicie Heeley and Usha Sahay explore the impact of U.S. and international sanctions on Iran. They examine the political and economic effects of economic sanctions, as well as their impact on Iran’s decision-making regarding its nuclear program.
May 21, 2013
Congress is mulling a number of new sanctions bills, even as foreign-policy experts and the White House caution that more pressure on Iran could derail prospects for a negotiated solution.
Apr 18, 2013
A strategy of deterrence and containment should be seen as a serious and plausible means of dealing with a potential nuclear-armed Iran, writes Kingston Reif in his April column for the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists.
Mar 19, 2013
A comprehensive list of U.S., E.U., and United Nations sanctions against Iran.
Feb 27, 2013
"The sanctions are meant to be, and must be, used as leverage in acquiring a deal with Iran. This is not weakness; it is strategy in its simplest form," writes Heeley.
Feb 8, 2013
"So this time in Almaty, let’s try a new approach, one oriented around mutual concessions rather than stubborn digging into unworkable positions. If we do that, with any luck, this time really can be different," write Laicie Heeley and Usha Sahay in Lobe Log.
Feb 2, 2013
Having weathered a firestorm of controversy since his nomination, Hagel's discomfort baffled his colleagues, but in many ways, his stumbling may have also worked to his advantage.
Jan 25, 2013
Regardless of the upcoming confirmation hearing or its outcomes, there are at least three major reasons why you should care about who will replace Leon Panetta as the head of the Department of Defense.
Jan 10, 2013
To resolve the nuclear standoff with Iran, it will be important for Congress to work with the Obama administration on crafting a diplomatic solution, write Laicie Heeley and Usha Sahay in the New Jersey Star-Ledger.
Jan 10, 2013
An assessment of the status of Iran's nuclear and ballistic missile programs.
Nov 29, 2012
Iron Dome has been effective in intercepting limited numbers of short-range rockets fired from the Gaza Strip, writes Kingston Reif in a blog post at The Daily Beast. But its success is not easily translatable to a larger engagement with Iran and/or Hezbollah—to say nothing about the qualitatively different obstacles posed by defending Europe or the U.S. homeland from nuclear-armed missiles.
Oct 22, 2012
The Center for Arms Control and Non-Proliferation’s list of the fifteen most pressing issues that the next President must confront.
Oct 4, 2012
US military and intelligence officials agree: A premature military attack on Iran would have terrible consequences.
Sep 17, 2012
With the November presidential election rapidly approaching and Obama's first term drawing to a close, the time is ripe to assess the president's follow-through on the ambitious nuclear security agenda he laid out in Prague, writes Kingston Reif in his monthly column for the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists.
Jul 25, 2012
The long and the short of Mitt Romney on nuclear weapons issues: not ready for prime time.
Jul 18, 2012
With the U.S. presidential election rapidly approaching, see our side-by-side of the national security positions of President Obama and candidate Romney. This primer will be regularly updated.
Jul 13, 2012
Loose talk of war against Iran without a serious discussion of the true costs and potential outcomes is dangerous and disingenuous, writes Ari Kattan in this new analysis.
Jun 20, 2012
After years of largely unsuccessful diplomatic efforts, one can hardly be blamed for feeling a little cynical about the latest round of negotiations with Iran. But though the discussion has yet to lead to a breakthrough, it is still far from breaking down. Diplomacy takes time, and Iran has more incentive to compromise now than ever before. There is still reason to believe that this new round may hold more possibility for success than those of the past.
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