November 16, 2016

Don't tear up Iran nuclear deal — more sanctions strengthen US hand

By Peter Harrell

In the wake of last week’s elections, congressional Republicans and some supporters of president-elect Donald Trump are pushing to tear up the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) — the nuclear deal that the U.S. signed with Iran last year.

Doing so would be a grave mistake.

Instead, Trump and Congressional Republicans and Democrats alike should unite around a strategy of preserving the JCPOA while pursuing more aggressive sanctions to check Iran’s ballistic missile programs, support for terrorism, and other illicit activities.

Read the full article on The Hill.

  • Commentary
    • Foreign Policy
    • January 14, 2020
    Trump Has Made Sanctions a Path to Strikes

    U.S. President Donald Trump’s decision to kill the Iranian general Qassem Suleimani, the architect of Iran’s political and military influence in the Middle East, and the Irani...

    By Elizabeth Rosenberg & ​Neil Bhatiya

  • Video
    • January 8, 2020
    Iran attacks U.S. troops in Iraq base

    Neil Bhatiya joins Bloomberg's Daybreak Asia by phone to discuss the latest developments in heightened tensions between the United States and Iran. Watch the full conversatio...

    By ​Neil Bhatiya

  • Commentary
    • Defense One
    • December 16, 2019
    Add Economic Policy to Deterrence Planning

    American defense leaders have adapted over the years to shifts in technology and conflict — for example, accepting space and cyber as principal warfighting domains and integra...

    By Elizabeth Rosenberg & Jordan Tama

  • Commentary
    • Foreign Policy
    • October 5, 2019
    Trump’s Use of Sanctions Is Nothing Like Obama’s

    Two and a half years into Donald Trump’s presidency, there is no doubt that economic sanctions are his administration’s foreign-policy weapon of choice. From China to Iran to ...

    By Peter Harrell

View All Reports View All Articles & Multimedia