Iran Analysis Archive
Nov 14, 2014
Over the past year, Iran has fulfilled its obligations under the P5+1 interim nuclear deal, the Joint Plan of Action, which has effectively frozen the Iranian nuclear program and placed it under strict and daily monitoring. A final nuclear deal should ensure these same safeguards, along with some additional measures, and ultimately prevent Iran from obtaining a nuclear weapon.
Oct 24, 2014
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
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
“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
"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, 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
An assessment of the status of Iran's nuclear and ballistic missile programs.
May 20, 2014
A summary and comparison of four major proposals for a final deal with Iran.
Jan 30, 2014
"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
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
A summary of newspaper editorials opposing new sanctions on Iran while negotiations are ongoing.
Jan 10, 2014
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
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.
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