NIAC Memo: U.S. Sanctions on Iran: Will They Work? November 23, 2007 R. K. Ramazani The Bush administration’s latest unilateral sanctions on Iran are likely to fail. The debate over whether or not these sanctions will work has so far focused on economic considerations. Psychological and political factors, however, are more important.
NIAC Memo: Seven Myths about Iran November 15, 2007 Trita Parsi The ill-informed foreign policy debate on Iran contributes to a paradigm of enmity between the United States and Iran, which limits the foreign policy options of future US administrations to various forms of confrontation while excluding more constructive approaches.
NIAC Memo: Assessing the Iran-IAEA Nuclear Workplan October 24, 2007 Bahram Rajaee With the unexpected resignation of chief Iranian nuclear negotiator Ali Larijani from his post this week, Iranian factional politics once again threaten to obstruct recent progress made in Iran’s negotiations with the IAEA.
NIAC Memo: A Sober Analysis of Iran October 16, 2007 Trita Parsi Despite a fixation on Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s hardline statements, Iran’s rhetoric has only translated into actual policy when Tehran deemed that its ideological and strategic imperatives coincided.