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Disarming the Bomb
Negotiations to return to the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), known commonly as the Iran nuclear deal, reached an impasse this past year. Further, Iran made parall...
By Jonathan Lord, Arona Baigal, Hunter Streling & LCDR Stewart Latwin
Toward a More Proliferated World?
U.S. policy must adapt unless Washington wants to be faced with a more proliferated world in the future....
By Eric Brewer, Ilan Goldenberg, Joseph Rodgers, Maxwell Simon & Kaleigh Thomas
The international community may find Iran ready to consider a return to negotiations in 2021—regardless of the results in November....
By Ilan Goldenberg, Elisa Catalano Ewers & Kaleigh Thomas
Countering Iran in the Gray Zone
American freedom of action to strike Iranian targets in the gray zone may be greater than previously assessed, if U.S. policymakers are willing and able to replicate at least ...
By Ilan Goldenberg, Nicholas Heras, Kaleigh Thomas & Jennie Matuschak
In Dire Straits?
In a joint report from CNAS and Center on Global Energy Policy at Columbia University SIPA, Ilan Goldenberg, Jessica Schwed, and Kaleigh Thomas assess what would happen to the...
By Ilan Goldenberg, Kaleigh Thomas & Jessica Schwed
Escalation or Negotiation?
In May 2019, the Center hosted an all-day tabletop exercise to game out three scenarios related to the crisis surrounding U.S.-Iran tensions over Iran’s nuclear enrichment pro...
By Elisa Catalano Ewers, Ilan Goldenberg, Nicholas Heras & Kaleigh Thomas
A Realistic Path for Progress on Iran
Introduction and Recommendations The Trump administration has adopted an aggressive Iran strategy. The United States seeks to achieve—via the application of maximum pressure—n...
By Eric Brewer, Elisa Catalano Ewers, Ilan Goldenberg, Peter Harrell, Nicholas Heras, Elizabeth Rosenberg & Ariane Tabatabai
Reset, 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