All posts in: Iran

The Debate over Bombing Iran

The Economist held a debate earlier this week about taking military action against Iran’s nuclear program. In favor of military action was General Chuck F. Wald, a director at Deloitte. Dr. Emily Landau, a senior research associate at ...

Iranian Opposition Pro-Nuke?

Getting rid of Ahmadinejad or the current regime may not greatly change the trajectory of Iran’s nuclear program, as some seem to assume. As Iran vacillates — or appears to — on the uranium stockpile deal, the opposition is ...

Iranian Nukes Closer?

Iran may now have enough nuclear fuel “to make a rapid, if risky, sprint for a nuclear weapon,” the New York Times reported this week. However, design work on an actual nuclear weapon may have been halted in 2003, and “it is ...

“On Iran, Do Nothing”

Fareed Zakaria advocates doing nothing with Iran in this week’s Newsweek (“On Iran, Do Nothing. Yet,” August 3, 2009, p. 26). In the short term, the US should not confer legitimacy on the post-election regime, and in any case has ...

Iran’s Trajectory

Events of the last three week’s have unsettled Iran’s future, and the range of potential outcomes is now broader than it was before. Regardless of how Iranians actually voted, “Iran is a divided country now,” as one analyst ...

Iran’s China Option

Though Iran appears to be headed for more years with Mahmoud Ahmadinejad as president, columnist Roger Cohen recently noted a potential long-term path for the nation. Former president and powerful establishment figure Ali Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani ...

Would striking Iran work?

A new analysis by the Institute for Science and International Security attempts to answer that question, the Washington Post reports. A military strike against Iran’s nuclear facilities would probably only delay the country’s progress ...