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Iran Analysis Archive

Oct 24, 2014

Infographic: Why Failing to Get An Iran Deal Would Not Be a Success

On October 23, Former Undersecretary of State Ambassador Stuart Eizenstat told the Jerusalem Post that failing to seal a diplomatic deal with Iran would not be a success.

Sep 21, 2014

Letter to Chairman Royce and Ranking Member Engel on Iran's Nuclear History

Laicie Heeley, Director of Middle East and Defense Policy at the Center for Arms Control and Non-Proliferation, signed onto a letter critiquing efforts by Chairman Ed Royce and Ranking Member Elliot Engel to thwart a nuclear deal with Iran on the basis of the possible military dimensions (PMD) of its nuclear history.

Jul 24, 2014

War on the Rocks Publishes Story on P5+1 Iran negotiations by Laicie Heeley & Gen. Robert Gard

“Negotiators from the P5+1 and Iran have agreed on four more months to ensure that they are able to negotiate the best deal on Iran’s nuclear program. But some of the toughest issues remain unresolved," write Laicie Heeley and Gen. Robert Gard.

Jul 21, 2014

CNN Publishes Op-Ed on Iran Negotiations by Brig. Gen. John H. Johns and Angela Canterbury

"The nuclear talks represent a critical opportunity to prevent a nuclear-armed Iran, protect U.S. security, and prevent another war. We must give these talks adequate time to succeed..." write Brig. Gen. John H. Johns and Angela Canterbury for CNN.

Jul 14, 2014

Edward Levine Statement on Iran Letter by Senators Menendez and Graham

Edward Levine, who provided trenchant analysis of the Menendez-Kirk bill last year, comments on the new Iran letter being circulated by Senators Menendez and Graham.

Jul 1, 2014

Fact Sheet: Iran’s Nuclear and Ballistic Missile Programs

An assessment of the status of Iran's nuclear and ballistic missile programs.

May 20, 2014

Proposals for a Final Deal with Iran

A summary and comparison of four major proposals for a final deal with Iran.

Jan 30, 2014

New Jersey Star-Ledger Publishes Letter to the Editor on Undermining Iran Nuclear Accord by Usha Sahay

"But the sanctions bill Menendez put forward would effectively change the rules mid-game. Ask any businessman: That is a sure way to end a deal and a business relationship," writes Usha Sahay for The Star-Ledger.

Jan 22, 2014

A necessary evil

The recent nuclear deal with Iran allows it to enrich uranium, but puts it farther away from a weapon. So why do some argue that it undermines nonproliferation?

Jan 17, 2014

Editorials Opposing New Sanctions on Iran

A summary of newspaper editorials opposing new sanctions on Iran while negotiations are ongoing.

Jan 10, 2014

Analysis of Faults in the Menendez-Kirk Iran Sanctions Bill (S. 1881)

If enacted, the new Menendez-Kirk Iran sanctions bill risks ending the international sanctions regime and leading either to a nuclear-armed Iran or to a war in which U.S. armed forces might well be active participants, writes Center National Advisory Board Member Edward Levine.

Nov 20, 2013

Making a nuclear deal with Iran

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

Are Sanctions on Iran Working?

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 Plans Tough New Sanctions Amidst Widespread Skepticism

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

Could a nuclear-armed Iran be contained?

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

Fact Sheet: Iran Sanctions

A comprehensive list of U.S., E.U., and United Nations sanctions against Iran.

Feb 27, 2013

Iran Nuclear Talks End On a Positive Note, But Compromise Will Be Necessary

"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

Optimistic in Almaty? How to Move the Iran Impasse Forward

"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

Chuck Hagel Comes Out On Top of Senate Confirmation Hearing

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

Chuck Hagel Confirmation Hearing: 3 Reasons It Matters

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.

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