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Persistence is Critical in Diplomatic Negotiations with Iran

Jun 20, 2012

Persistence is Critical in Diplomatic Negotiations with Iran

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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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 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.

Nov 7, 2013

DefenseOne OpEd on Diplomacy with Iran by Laicie Heeley

"America’s national security establishment agrees that military force will not advance U.S. interests in the region. It would make things catastrophically worse. Advocates of military action posit that a “targeted” strike would send a message to Tehran. But retired Gen. Michael Hayden, former director of the CIA and National Security Agency, disagreed that military force could achieve that goal, saying in 2012 that an attack on Iran “would guarantee that which we are trying to prevent -- an Iran that will spare nothing to build a nuclear weapon and that would build it in secret," writes Laicie Heeley for DefenseOne.

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.

Mar 19, 2013

Fact Sheet: Iran Sanctions

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

Dec 6, 2012

Lt. Gen. Robert Gard Signs Letter to President Obama Urging Negotiations With Iran

A group of experts, including a number of retired military officials and diplomats, sent a letter to President Obama encouraging him to "pursue serious, sustained negotiations with the Iranian government." Center Chairman Lt. Gen Robert Gard (USA, ret.) was among the signatories.

Oct 10, 2012

The Presidential Candidates and Iran: 4 Things to Know About Where They Stand

As Americans get ready to vote, here are four things they should know about the candidates’ stances on Iran.

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.

Jul 13, 2012

Bolton Ignores the True Costs of Military Action against Iran

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 12, 2012

Diplomacy Is the Only Way Forward with Iran

Negotiators from the United States, the other four permanent members of the UN Security Council, and Germany recently met with an Iranian team in Baghdad to discuss Tehran's nuclear ambitions. Although there's still a long road ahead, this resumed diplomatic action marked progress that undoubtedly sets the tone for future negotiations.

Apr 12, 2012

P5+1 talks with Iran are a first step in long process

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

Strike on Iran’s nuclear facilities would be illegal and ill-advised

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

Heeding the experts on Iran

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.

Mar 20, 2012

Senate resolution on Iran may be bipartisan, but it could lead to war

Council Board Member, Colonel Richard Klass (USAF, ret), wrote an opinion piece for the Christian Science Monitorentitled, "Senate resolution on Iran may be bipartisan, but it could lead to war," which was published on March 28, 2012.

Feb 29, 2012

Out of Touch: GOP candidates choose political posturing over smart policy in Iran

Senior Policy Analyst, Laicie Olson wrote an oped for The Hill's Congress Blog entitled, "Out of Touch: GOP Candidates Choose Political Posturing Over Smart Policy in Iran." Published February 29, 2012.

Feb 24, 2012

Advocates for War Might Look Before They Leap on Iran

"A new report on Iran’s nuclear capability from the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) does not contain any startling new developments, but already it has some conservatives in the U.S. and Israel beating the drums for war," says Laicie Olson, Senior Policy Analyst

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