Iran

Op-Ed

Iran's Conservatives Push for a Deal

Author: Ray Takeyh
National Interest

Ray Takeyh says, "Ali Khamenei may not want a deal with America, but increasingly he cannot afford not to have one. Ironically, a more circumscribed agreement that allows him to sustain the essential character of his nuclear program and his slogans of resistance may be his path out of the dilemma of his own creation."

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Article

Final Countdown

Author: Micah Zenko
Foreign Policy

In the past, U.S. officials have been less than eager to define a specific redline for the Iranian threat. While setting a March deadline could provide more certainty and coercive leverage to compel Iran to cooperate with the IAEA, it also places U.S. "credibility" on the line, says Micah Zenko.

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Backgrounder

Deterring Iran's nuclear weapons program is a foreign policy priority for the United States. Candidates for the 2012 presidential elections debate the best options, including a military strike.

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Interview

Waiting on Iran Nuclear Talks

Interview of: Daryl Kimball

The drawn-out talks between Iran and the P5 +1 nations over Iran's nuclear program are expected to resume after the U.S. presidential elections, says veteran arms control expert Daryl Kimball.

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Video

Iran and the Bomb: Hold or Hit?

Speakers: Matthew H. Kroenig and Trita Parsi
Presider: Gideon Rose

Matthew H. Kroenig and Trita Parsi debate whether an outside power should strike Iran to stop its nuclear program, as part of CFR's Third Annual Back-to-School Event.

Learn more about CFR's resources for the classroom at Educators Home.

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Audio

Iran and the Bomb: Hold or Hit?

Speakers: Matthew H. Kroenig and Trita Parsi
Presider: Gideon Rose

Matthew H. Kroenig and Trita Parsi debate whether an outside power should strike Iran to stop its nuclear program, as part of CFR's Third Annual Back-to-School Event.

Learn more about CFR's resources for the classroom at Educators Home.

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Audio

A Conversation with Ali Akbar Salehi

Speaker: Ali Akbar Salehi
Presider: Lawrence Wright

Iranian minister of foreign affairs Ali Akbar Salehi discusses Iran's nuclear program, sanctions, and the country's relationship with the United States.

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Op-Ed

Providing a Legal Basis to Attack Iran

Authors: Jeffrey H. Smith and John B. Bellinger III
Washington Post

Jeffrey H. Smith and John B. Bellinger III say that because a nuclear-armed Iran is a real threat to the United States, the president does have reason to argue for his constitutional authority to use force against Iran, but legislative approval would give him stronger legal and political ground to do so.

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