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U.S. Military Chief: Strike Not “Prudent”

On Feb. 19, Joint Chiefs of Staff chairman Gen. Martin Dempsey made the following comments on Iran in an interview on CNN’s GPS with Fareed Zakaria.

Pew: American Views on Iran Nuke Program

The latest national survey by the Pew Research Center for the People & the Press, conducted Feb.

Gallup: Iranians Split on Nuclear Military Power

According to a 2012 Gallup poll, Iranians are split, 40% to 35%, on nuclear military power. Half support cutting ties with countries that impose sanctions.

ISIS on Iran Nuke: Low Risk in 2012

The Institute for Science and International Security published “Preventing Iran from getting Nuclear Weapons: Constraining its future options&rdquo

European Union Imposes Oil Sanctions on Iran

The European Union on Jan. 23 imposed new sanctions on Iran.

Mysterious Explosion at Iran Missile Base

Michael Elleman

Coping with a Nuclear Iran

James Dobbins and Alireza Nader
The Rand Corporation issued a report this month entitled “Coping wit

Tehran's Growing Tensions with the West

The following is an interview by the Council on Foreign Relations with USIP fellow and Iran Primer editor Robin Wright:

New Resolution on Iran and U.S. Reaction

On Nov. 18, 2011, a resolution by the U.N. nuclear watchdog agency expressed concern about Iran’s controversial nuclear program based on the latest report.

Russian Scientist Helped Nuclear Program?

The following is an excerpt from a new assessment by the Institute for Science and International Security (ISIS) about Russian scientist Vycheslav Danilenko, who worked in Iran from

Iran’s Growing Dependence on China

       The Atlantic Council has issued a new report entitled “Iran Turns to China, Barter to
Survive Sanctions.” The following is an

Iran Rages over U.N. Nuclear Report

Annika Folkeson

World Powers React to U.N. Nuclear Report

 Annika Folkeson

What’s New in the U.N. Nuclear Report?

Michael Adler
  • What is new in the latest report by the U.N.

Summary of U.N. Nuclear Report

        The following is an excerpt of the conclusions from a report by the International Atomic Energy Agency – the U.N.

The Talk of Attack

               Iran’s controversial nuclear program has once again sparked talk of a possible Israeli military strike, with the Israeli press reporti

U.N. reports new information on Iran’s nuclear program

Michael Adler
         The United Nations has obtained new information that Iran ma

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