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ReportsReset, Negotiate, Institutionalize
Since the start of the Arab revolutions five years ago, the Middle East has experienced unprecedented instability. In such an impossibly fluid situation, the initial response ...
By Ilan Goldenberg
After the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action: A Game Plan for the United States
Five CNAS Experts lay out a comprehensive strategy and concrete recommendations for how the U.S. can maximize the opportunity presented by JCPOA....
By Avner Golov, Elizabeth Rosenberg, Ellie Maruyama, Ilan Goldenberg & Nicholas Heras
The Iran Agreement and What Comes Next
In advance of Congress’ pending vote on the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), CNAS experts produced commentary on U.S. strategy after the Iran Deal....
By Avner Golov, Axel Hellman, Elizabeth Rosenberg, Ellie Maruyama, Ilan Goldenberg & Nicholas Heras
Iran’s Economic Reintegration: Sanctions Relief, Energy, and Economic Growth Under a Nuclear Agreement with Iran
Senior Fellow Elizabeth Rosenberg and Dr. Sara Vakhshouri, president of SVB Energy International, LLC, lay out how the removal of international sanctions on Iran is likely to ...
By Dr. Sara Vakhshouri & Elizabeth Rosenberg
U.S. Strategy After the Iran Deal: Seizing Opportunities and Managing Risks
As Iran and the P5+1 close in on the deadline for a deal addressing Iran’s nuclear program, Middle East Security Program Director Ilan Goldenberg makes six core policy recomme...
By Ilan Goldenberg
Slow Thaw: Testing Possibilities for Cooperation with Iran After a Nuclear Deal
With nuclear negotiations between Iran and the United States restarting today, Center for a New American Security (CNAS) Middle East Security Program Director Ilan Goldenberg,...
By Ilan Goldenberg, Jacob Stokes & Nicholas Heras
Removing the Barriers: Prospects for Sanctions Relief Under a Final Nuclear Deal with Iran
In a policy brief on Iran sanctions, Elizabeth Rosenberg suggests that a successful nuclear deal will require incremental concessions by Iran on its nuclear program in exchang...
By Elizabeth Rosenberg
Opportunities for American Influence in a Changing Middle East
Leon E. Panetta Fellow Dr. Dafna Hochman Rand examines U.S. influence in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) and considers whether U.S. efforts have moved the decision mak...
By Dafna Rand
After the Awakening: Future Security Trends in the Middle East
CNAS Research Associate Jacob Stokes identifies seven major trends driving Middle East geopolitics and economics in After the Awakening: Future Security Trends in the Middle E...
By Jacob Stokes
Inflection Point: Requirements for an Enduring Diplomatic Solution to the Iranian Nuclear Challenge
In Inflection Point: Requirements for an Enduring Diplomatic Solution to the Iranian Nuclear Challenge, Senior Fellow Dr. Colin Kahl captures his November 13 testimony before ...
By Colin H. Kahl
The Great Unwinding: Iranian Nuclear Negotiations and Principles for Sanctions Relief
Elizabeth Rosenberg, director of the Energy, Environment and Security program and Dr. Colin Kahl, Middle East program director, examine how best to calibrate sanctions relief ...
By Colin H. Kahl & Elizabeth Rosenberg
Pushback: Countering the Iran Action Network
In focusing on the challenges posed by Iran’s nuclear ambitions, U.S. policymakers have overlooked the threat posed by Tehran’s global revolutionary network argue Scott Modell...
By David Asher & Scott Modell
If All Else Fails: The Challenges of Containing a Nuclear-Armed Iran
Dr. Colin H. Kahl, Raj Pattani and Jacob Stokes argue in If All Else Fails: The Challenges of Containing a Nuclear-Armed Iran that the Obama administration could eventually be...
By Colin H. Kahl, Jacob Stokes & Raj Pattani
Risk and Rivalry: Iran, Israel and the Bomb
As Iran's nuclear progress continues and negotiations fail to reach a breakthrough, the threat of an Israeli preventive strike on Iran's nuclear facilities grows. In Risk and ...
By Colin H. Kahl, Matthew Irvine & Melissa Dalton
Upheaval: U.S. Policy Toward Iran in a Changing Middle East
The wave of uprisings that have rocked the Arab world will have dramatic consequences for America's strategy toward Iran. The foundations of the Obama administration’s Iran st...
By Marc Lynch
Forging a Libya Strategy: Policy Recommendations for the Obama Administration
In this policy brief, CNAS experts Andrew Exum and Zachary Hosford offer four policy recommendations for the U.S. strategy in Libya that limit the U.S. expenditure of blood or...
By Andrew M. Exum & Zachary Hosford
On the Knife's Edge: Yemen's Instability and the Threat to American Interests
In this policy brief, CNAS Fellow Andrew Exum and Senior Fellow Richard Fontaine outline the severity of Yemen’s internal security challenges and offer several policy recomm...
By Andrew M. Exum & Richard Fontaine
The Case for Game-Changing Diplomacy with Iran
The next American president must come to office with an Iran plan ready to implement on Day One of his administration. That plan should center on conducting game-changing dipl...
By Christine Parthemore & James Miller
Iran: Assessing U.S. Strategic Options
Dealing with Iran and its nuclear program will be an urgent priority for the next president. In order to evaluate U.S. policy options, the Center for a New American Security (...
By Ashton B. Carter, Dennis Ross, Richard N. Haass, Suzanne Maloney & Vali Nasr