Proliferation

Analysis Brief

Rethinking U.S. Policy Toward Iran

Author: Jayshree Bajoria

A growing power struggle in Tehran adds new concerns for deterring Iran's nuclear ambitions. Analysts' recommendations for the U.S. range from engaging in direct talks to increasing pressure on the regime and trying to erode the regime's popular base.

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Article

Doubling Down on Iran

Authors: Kenneth M. Pollack and Ray Takeyh
The Washington Quarterly

Kenneth M. Pollack and Ray Takeyh state, ""... it is time to appreciate that the only manner of inducing meaningful change in the Islamic Republic's behavior without the resort to war is to otherwise imperil its very existence."

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Op-Ed

The March Toward a Nuclear Iran

Author: Ray Takeyh
Washington Post

Ray Takeyh argues that despite economic sanctions and other attempts to curtail technological development in Iran, its nuclear program has grown in sophistication and capability over the past two decades.

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Foreign Affairs Article

The Dangers of a Nuclear Iran

Authors: Eric S. Edelman, Andrew F. Krepinevich Jr., and Evan Braden Montgomery

It is unclear how a nuclear-armed Iran would weigh the costs, benefits, and risks of brinkmanship, meaning that it could be difficult to deter Tehran from attacking the United States' interests or partners in the region.

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Op-Ed

Tackling Tactical Nuclear Weapons

Author: Micah Zenko
Foreign Policy

Micah Zenko argues that New START is a good step forward for limiting strategic nuclear weapons, but the proliferation and deployment of tactical nukes is a serious, and unaddressed, problem.

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