Iran

Analysis Brief

The Effort to Isolate Iran

Author: Jayshree Bajoria

As Washington ratchets up pressure on Tehran in the wake of an alleged terror plot, focus has shifted to finding new levers for halting Iran's controversial nuclear program and casting it as an international pariah.

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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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Analysis Brief

Can Sanctions Bring Iran to the Table?

Author: Greg Bruno

New sanctions have revived hopes that non-military action can cripple Iran's nuclear program. But some analysts say these efforts could be undermined by Asian investment in Iran as well as the regime's intransigence.

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Analysis Brief

The Tehran Test

Author: CFR.org Staff

The Iranian government's response to public uproar over the presidential polls is raising questions about its power base and stability. Experts say the turmoil poses tricky questions for U.S. policymakers hoping to engage Iran's government.

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Analysis Brief

The Iranian Veto on Mideast Peace

Author: Greg Bruno

Preventing future violence between Israel and the Palestinians will require a regional strategy, active U.S. diplomacy, and increased cooperation from Arab governments. But Iran, too, must ultimately be part of any solution.

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Analysis Brief

Talking to Tehran

Author: Greg Bruno

President-elect Barack Obama's pledge to intensify diplomacy with Iran could change the nature of efforts to prevent Tehran from going nuclear, but talks alone will not guarantee a peaceful resolution.

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