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

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.

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All Articles on Negotiations with Iran

Nov 14, 2014

Infographic: Iran's Nuclear Report Card

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.

Nov 4, 2014

International Business Times Cites Ed Levine's Analysis of Kirk-Menendez Bill

The International Business Times cited National Advisory Board member Ed Levine's analysis of the Kirk-Menendez bill, which could derail diplomacy with Iran over it's nuclear program by creating obstacles to relieving Iran from sanctions.

Oct 23, 2014

37 Diverse Organizations Support Diplomacy With Iran

37 diverse organizations signed onto a letter vowing their support for a diplomatic solution to Iran's nuclear program, and expressing concern over rhetoric from Congress that could damage a deal.

Oct 7, 2014

Laicie Heeley's Response to David Frum Published in The Atlantic

"The more important question is, will the U.S. be able to detect an Iranian move toward reconstituting its program and react in time?" asks Laicie Heeley, Policy Director at the Center for Arms Control and Non-Proliferation. "Without a deal, we will lose the ability to monitor and constrain Iran’s nuclear program. Nothing is more dangerous than that."

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 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 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.

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.

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.

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 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 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 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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