Iranian Nuclear Game Timeline

Nov 17 2016

Growth: Iran's Interest in Keeping the Nuclear Deal

In light of Iranian gains, its leaders across the political spectrum are united in their commitment to protect their economy by avoiding new sanctions.
Nov 16 2016

Deviating From the Plan in Iran

Iran is not the only country that would suffer under a new U.S. sanctions regime.
Nov 10 2016

The Rhetoric and Reality of Donald Trump's Foreign Policy

A Trump administration will profoundly affect some of the major hot spots in the world.
Nov 09 2016

Iran: Trump Win Cannot Reverse Nuclear Deal, Rouhani Says

Donald Trump’s win in the Nov. 8 presidential election cannot reverse the deal Tehran reached last year with Washington and other Western powers over the Iranian nuclear program, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said Nov. 9, IRNA reported.
Nov 09 2016

Foreign Policy From the Fertile Plains

This election is thus the ultimate test, not only of democracy, but of geopolitical theory.
Sep 28 2016

Ahmadinejad Lives To Fight Another Day

In signaling his submission to the clerical order, the pugnacious former president will retain a measure of political influence in Iran.
Sep 19 2016

What Matters at the U.N. General Assembly

Some meetings are more important than others.
Sep 01 2016

Iran: U.S. Agreed To Exemptions Of Some Nuclear Restrictions, Report Claims

The United States and its negotiating partners secretly agreed to exempt Tehran from some restrictions included in the 2015 deal on Iran's nuclear program, according to a Sept. 1 report by the U.S.-based Institute for Science and International Security, Reuters reported.
Aug 29 2016

Iran: S-300 Missile System Deployed To Fordow Nuclear Site

Iran has deployed the Russian-supplied S-300 surface-to-air missile defense system around its Fordow underground uranium enrichment facility, Iranian state media said Aug. 29, Reuters reported
Aug 26 2016

North Korea: Military Alert Raised To Highest Level

North Korea's military has raised its alert posture to its highest level in response to an annual joint military drill between South Korea and the United States, an unnamed South Korean official said Aug. 26, Yonhap reported.
Aug 25 2016

Iran: Tehran Confirms Intercept Of U.S. Naval Vessel

Tehran confirmed on Aug. 25 earlier reports that four Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps vessels approached and gave a warning to a U.S. Navy ship transiting in waters near the Strait of Hormuz on Aug. 24, ISNA reported.
Overview

Headlines about Iran’s nuclear program focus mostly on the offensive threat to Israel, but Tehran’s long-term goal is actually to develop a
defensive nuclear program. Despite attracting economic sanctions and a U.S. military buildup in the Persian Gulf, Iran’s nuclear weapons program has fostered ongoing talks with the West and has proved useful in competitions with regional rivals.

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