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Iran Analysis Archive

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.

Dec 19, 2013

Fact Sheet: Iran’s Nuclear and Ballistic Missile Programs

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

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.

Jan 10, 2013

Sen. Robert Menendez Can Help Solve Iran Impasse

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.

Nov 29, 2012

Why Iron Dome Can't Be Scaled-Up

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

Fact Sheet: Fifteen Foreign-Policy Challenges For the Next President

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

Fact Sheet: Statements Against a Military Attack on Iran

US military and intelligence officials agree: A premature military attack on Iran would have terrible consequences.

Sep 17, 2012

Prague, revisited

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

Mitt Romney: Lost on Nuclear Weapons Policy

The long and the short of Mitt Romney on nuclear weapons issues: not ready for prime time.

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