Iran Analysis Archive
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.
Apr 19, 2012
Laicie Olson has written a follow up to her original oped on the P5+1 talks that was featured in the Hill, last week. This week she discusses the outcome from the talks in a piece entitled, "Modest progress and an open door with Iran," originally published in The Hill's Congress Blog on April 19, 2012.
Apr 12, 2012
Laicie Olson wrote an oped on the possible outcomes of the P5+1 talks with Iran that will begin April 13, 2012. This piece entitled "P5+1 talks with Iran are first step in a long process" was originally published for The Hill's "Congress Blog" on April 12, 2012.
Apr 11, 2012
The Center for Arms Control and Non Proliferation's National Advisory Board Member, John C. Polanyi wrote an oped on Iran that was published in the Toronto Star on April 11, 2012.
Mar 20, 2012
Center for Arms Control National Advisory Board Member, General Joseph Hoar (USMC, ret), wrote an opinion piece for the Philadelphia Inquirer entitled, "Heeding the experts on Iran," which was published March 20, 2012.
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