Iran

U.S. policy is committed to preventing Iran from acquiring nuclear weapons, and the administration’s “dual track” policy of pressure and diplomacy aims to achieve that objective. Yet despite unprecedented international sanctions, Iran’s nuclear progress and support for terrorism and regional militancy continue. The CNAS Iran project, led by Senior Fellow Dr. Colin Kahl, former U.S. Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for the Middle East, provides detailed assessments of the global and regional consequences of Iranian nuclearization and the full range of policy alternatives for addressing the threat.

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  • August 18, 2016
  • Ilan Goldenberg
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Obama to Israel: Our Tax Dollars Won’t Go to Your Defense Contractors

The United States and Israel are close to clinching a massive 10-year arms deal, but Washington is pushing to scrap a coveted provision that has allowed Israel to pump hundreds of millions of dollars directly into its defense industry. If successful, the administration’s push to remove the clause...

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  • July 29, 2016
  • Ilan Goldenberg
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Israel and U.S. are close to a deal on the biggest military aid package ever

A senior Israeli official will arrive in Washington next week for a final round of negotiations involving the largest military aid package the United States has ever given any country and that will last more than a decade after President Obama leaves office. Brig. Gen. Yaakov Nagel, the acting...

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  • July 21, 2016
  • Ilan Goldenberg, Paul Scharre, Nicholas Heras
  • Press Notes

CNAS Press Note: The Counter-ISIS Ministerial Meeting

Washington, July 21 – As the defense and foreign ministers of 46 nations meet in Washington to discuss the counter-ISIS campaign, the Center for a New American Security (CNAS) Middle East Security Program Director Ilan Goldenberg, CNAS 20YY Future of Warfare Initiative Director Paul Scharre, and...

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  • July 16, 2016
  • Ilan Goldenberg
  • In the News

U.S. relationship with Turkey ‘is only going to get more complicated’

The defeat of a coup attempt launched by a faction of Turkey’s military has left relations between the United States and one of its most important allies in a state of uncertainty. President Obama called together his national security team for an unusual Saturday morning meeting to discuss events...

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  • July 16, 2016
  • Nicholas Heras
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Turmoil in Turkey complicates US fight against Isis

The White House took several hours on Friday to address the attempted coup in Turkey, underscoring both the lack of information about the situation and Washington’s complicated relationship with an important ally in the Middle East that has also sparked concern about authoritarianism. President...

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  • July 15, 2016
  • Elizabeth Rosenberg
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Inside the plan to undo the Iran nuclear deal

For Barack Obama, July 14, 2015 marked the greatest diplomatic triumph of his presidency: Amid flags and flashbulbs in Vienna, his secretary of State, John Kerry, announced a historic, UN-backed nuclear accord to defuse the global security threat of a nuclear-armed Iran. For Mark Dubowitz, the day...

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  • July 13, 2016
  • Ilan Goldenberg, Elizabeth Rosenberg
  • Press Notes

CNAS Press Note: The JCPOA with Iran, One Year Later

Washington, July 13 – As Iran and international powers approach the one-year anniversary of their historic nuclear accord on July 14, Center for a New American Security (CNAS) Senior Fellows Ilan Goldenberg and Elizabeth Rosenberg have written a new Press Note reflecting on the success of the...

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  • July 12, 2016
  • Elizabeth Rosenberg
  • In the News

Lawmakers, activists pounce on companies flirting with Iran

When Nokia received a letter from the group United Against Nuclear Iran warning it of the risk of investing in the Islamist-led country, the Finland-based company’s response was pointed. The technological services it offers, Nokia wrote on June 8, “are crucial for the development of strong civil...

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  • July 8, 2016
  • Michele Flournoy, Ilan Goldenberg
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Opinion: A four-point strategy for defeating the Islamic State

There are two theaters in the conflict with the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, and they are not defined by international borders. The first is “ISIS-stan” in western Iraq and eastern Syria. Here the U.S.-led coalition is making progress and has rolled backsignificant portions of the territory ...

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