Iranian Nuclear Program

Iran Situation Report: August 2014

 

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August 29, 2014

Key takeaway: IRGC Commander echoes the Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei’s call to arm the resistance in the West Bank with advanced missile capabilities. Iranian officials continue to downplay gaps in Iran’s airspace, which were exploited by an alleged Israeli drone.

Iran Situation Report: September 2014

 

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SEPTEMBER 30, 2014

Key takeawayIran’s Supreme National Security Council (SNSC) secretary holds separate meetings with Lebanon’s prime minister and Hezbollah’s secretary general in Beirut, prior to meeting senior Syrian officials in Damascus. 

Iran Situation Report: October 2014

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october 31, 2014

Key takeaway: IRGC commander stresses the strategic importance of passive defense and resistance, while Armed Forces General Staff Commander echoes Supreme Leader's call for soft war strategies in the cyber realm.

Iran Situation Report

The Critical Threats Project has been tracking activities and announcements in Iran, with a focus on political, military, economic, and nuclear developments, as well as Iran's response to regional crises. The Situation Report provides analytical context and assessments to the aforementioned data points.

Iran Situation Report

 

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Testimony: The Regional Implications of an Iranian Nuclear Deal

The United Nations headquarters building is pictured in Vienna May 14, 2014. Six world powers and Iran launch the decisive phase of diplomacy over Tehran's nuclear work during three-day talks starting in the VIC in Vienna on Wednesday, with the aim of resolving their decade-old dispute by July 20 despite skepticism a deal is possible. (Reuters)

Empty Rhetoric in the Obama Administration’s Iran Policy

U.S. President Barack Obama reviews an honor guard upon his arrival in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia on March 28, 2014. Obama met with Saudi King Abdullah during his visit to the region. (Reuters)
 

The Obama administration has often responded to crises of confidence in its foreign policy by treating unease and skepticism among international allies and partners, and among critics at home, as a messaging problem. It has interpreted failure to secure buy-in or cooperation as a failure to communicate effectively, rather than as a potential sign of flawed substance.

Iran Action Plan is No Step Forward

(L-R) British Foreign Secretary William Hague, Germany's Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle, EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, Russia's Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius gather at the United Nations Palais in Geneva November 24, 2013. (Reuters)