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U.S. Policy Toward Iran: Strategic Options

National Security / Research May 14, 2018

A new report from the Bipartisan Policy Center’s Task Force on Managing Disorder in the Middle East offers three strategic policy options for the United States to address Iran’s destabilizing regional behavior.

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Timing of Iran Decision Hints at Trump Strategy on North Korea

Blaise Misztal / Blog May 9, 2018

The significance of the president’s address on the Iran nuclear deal lies not so much in what he said, but when he said it. 

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What Trump Did Not Say on Iran

National Security / Press Release May 8, 2018

It remains unclear whether the administration wants to develop a comprehensive strategy on Iran or is not interested in pushing back on Iran beyond the nuclear deal.

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Blaise Misztal: On Iran, It’s Not About the Art of the Deal

National Security / News May 7, 2018

Trump has plenty of room to address issues with Iran without altering nuclear accord.

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Blaise Misztal: Washington must contain the real Iranian threat to Middle East peace

National Security / News January 17, 2018

Washington must move past its fixation on the nuclear deal, for now, and confront the immediate threat Iran poses to Middle Eastern stability.

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Iran Decision Reflects Administration’s Conflicting Priorities

National Security / Press Release January 12, 2018

President Trump’s decision on the Iran deal reflects the administration’s conflicting impulses and priorities in dealing with a wide range of Iranian challenges.

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Iran’s IRGC in U.S. Sanctions Spotlight

Jessica Michek / Blog October 26, 2017

When President Trump recently outlined his administration’s approach to Iran, he called for addressing “the full range of Iran’s destructive actions” beyond just the nuclear issue. The first step was calling on Treasury to further sanction the entire Islamic Revolutionary…

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BPC’s Misztal: Iran Decertification Is Not a Policy

National Security / Press Release October 12, 2017

If President Trump decides not to certify that Iran is complying with the 2015 nuclear agreement it will not mean the end of the deal.

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Dealing with a De-Certified Iran Deal

National Security / Research October 12, 2017

Just refusing to certify the JCPOA accomplishes little by itself. It does not mean that the United States is pulling out of JCPOA,

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President’s Decision on Recertification Alone Doesn’t Change Iran Deal

Blaise Misztal / Blog October 6, 2017

By itself, the president’s decision to not certify the Iran nuclear deal will change nothing.

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