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Biden Shouldn’t Rush to Restore the Iran Nuclear Deal by John Hannah, Foreign Policy, December 18, 2020

The Biden Administration Must Fix Flawed Iran Nuclear Deal by IDF MG (ret.) Yaacov Ayish, The Defense Post, December 18, 2020

A picture from Iran that’s worth a thousand warnings about the JCPOA by Yossi Kuperwasser, The Times of Israel, December 10, 2020

Why was the now-deceased top military nuclear scientist Fakhrizadeh secretly decorated after the Iran nuclear deal came into effect?

Israel can’t contain Iran alone. It doesn’t have to. by Daniel Shapiro, The Washington Post, December 5, 2020

At the end of the day, the United States and Israel do not have to agree on everything, but it’s in their mutual interest to coordinate their approaches on Iran.

What Is Israel Up To With Iran? by Michael J. Koplow, Israel Policy Forum, Koplow Column, December 3, 2020

Iran: We Will Not Re-Negotiate the Nuclear Deal Again by Lt. Col. (ret.) Michael Segall, Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs, Jerusalem Issue Brief Vol. 20, No. 25, November 23, 2020

Would Sanctions Relief Help Ordinary Iranians, or Go to Terrorist Groups? by Erielle Davidson, The National Interest, October 16, 2020

Without concrete assurances of how the money will be spent, one should assume sanctions relief will line the pockets of Tehran’s worst characters, rather aid those affected by coronavirus.

Iran’s “Breakout” Ability More Dangerous than Before by Brig.-Gen. (res.) Yossi Kuperwasser, Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs, Jerusalem Issue Briefs Vol. 20, No. 23, October 15, 2020

Leaving the JCPOA Behind: Principles for U.S. Diplomacy in Preventing a Nuclear Iran, The Jewish Institute for National Security of America (JINSA), JINSA’s Gemunder Center Iran Policy Project, Co-Chairs: Ambassador Eric Edelman and General Charles Wald, USAF (ret.) September 2020

The End of the JCPOA Road? by Ofira Seliktar, Middle East Quarterly, Summer 2020

Iran should not celebrate UN Security Council’s arms embargo vote by Michael Pregent, Arab News, August 17, 2020

It’s Time to Invoke Snapback Sanctions on Iran by Erielle Davidson, The National Interest, August 15, 2020

Countdown to Israeli Action Against Iran by Michael Makovsky, Defense Post, July 31, 2020

The Ending of Iran Nuclear Deal Sanction Waivers by Shoshana Bryen, Newsweek, June 3, 2020

Is Iran Going Home? by Shoshana Bryen, American Thinker, May 7, 2020

Could Iran’s New Spy Satellite Trigger an Israel-Iran War? by Michael Peck, Uncommon Defense, May 5, 2020

Iran’s fever dream, could it exploit COVID-19 to lift sanctions? by Nitsana Darshan-Leitner, The Jerusalem Post, April 16, 2020

It is Iran’s fever dream to deceitfully spin its COVID-19 crisis to break the three-year stranglehold of US economic sanctions.

Why the US must quit negotiating with Iran by Michael Makovsky, The Hill, April 9, 2020

Sanctions in a Time of Pandemic by Shoshana Bryen, Jewish Policy Center, American Thinker, March 30, 2020

America Must Have a ‘Regime Collapse’ Strategic Goal for Iran by Michael Makovsky, The National Interest, March 25, 2020

One cannot know when that spark will arrive in Iran, but it is incumbent upon the United States to hasten its coming, so that that evil regime collapses, as Soviet rule did, and like all evil regimes eventually do. The longer it takes, the more lives will be endangered and the more U.S. interests threatened.

What We Know About Iran Five Years After Netanyahu’s Speech to Congress by IDF MG (ret.) Yaakov Amidror, IDF BG (ret.) Jacob Nagel and Jonathan Schacter, The Jerusalem Post, March 8, 2020

How solidarity with Palestine inspires resistance in Iran by Ben Cohen, Jewish News Syndicate, January 20, 2020

Has The Iranian Empire Overreached? by Shoshana Bryen, The Daily Wire, November 18, 2019

New signs Iran is creeping closer to making a nuclear bomb by Jonathan Ruhe, The Hill, November 12, 2019

Trump’s Mideast moves show why Israeli deterrence is crucial by Evelyn Gordon, Jewish News Syndicate, October 16, 2019

They may actually make war with Iran less likely because they send the vital message that if Tehran attacks Israel, Jerusalem will hit back—and hard.

The Great Demystifier by Lee Smith, Tablet, September 10, 2019

Barack Obama’s Iran deal aligned the Arabs and Israel against Iran. Can Donald Trump pocket the winnings?

Iran has somewhat complied with its nuclear deal by Emily B. Landau, The Times of Israel, July 22, 2019

In renegotiating, it makes little sense to lay out what Iran ‘will never accept’ before it meets its full commitments

The Three Myths of the Iran Deal by Michael Oren, The Atlantic, July 18, 2019

Any solution to the current crisis will require a clear-eyed understanding of the challenges posed by the regime.

If Time Runs Out Again: Implications of Iran’s Nuclear Escalation by Amb. Eric Edelman and Jonathan Ruhe, The Jewish Institute for National Security of America (JINSA), July 2019

In light of Iran’s recent decisions to violate the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), the Gemunder Center’s Iran Policy Project issues a new report assessing the potential effects of these decisions on Iran’s progress toward nuclear weapons capability, as well as the impact of further escalatory steps Iran could take toward a bomb.

Trump’s Iran Sanctions Face Seven Fallacies by Amir Taheri, Gatestone Institute, July 7, 2019

John Kerry, you were wrong: ‘It is this deal and war’ by Sarah N. Stern, Jewish News Syndicate, June 11, 2019

Iran is playing brinkmanship with our friends and allies, and might end up baiting us into a horrible war.

Nine Months Later, Trump’s Iran-Deal Withdrawal Is a Clear Success by Fred Fleitz, National Review, February 7, 2019

America’s Real Enemy in the Middle East – Iran by Shoshana Bryen, The Daily Caller, January 31, 2019

The Latest Proof That the Iran Nuclear Deal Has Failed to Work by David Gerstman, The Algemeiner, January 17, 2019

The JCPOA, Three Years On by Emily B. Landau and Ephraim Asculai, The Institute for National Security Studies, INSS Insight No. 1128, January 13, 2019

Video: Israeli Ambassador to the United States at JINSA’s Fall Leadership Conference (51’20”), The Jewish Institute for National Security Affairs, October 11, 2018

Israel’s War with Iran Is Inevitable by Efraim Inbar, The Jerusalem Post, October 4, 2018

In the absence of a clear American or Turkish determination to confront Iranian encroachment, only israel has the power to stop it.

Outlaw Regime: A Chronicle of Iran’s Destructive Activities, U.S. Department of State Iran Action Group, September 2018

How the U.S. Can Pressure Iran to Dismantle Its Nuclear Facilities by Dr. Yuval Steinitz, The Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs, July 29, 2018

Don’t Believe the Hysterics on Canceling the Iran Nuclear Deal by Mitchell Bard, The Algemeiner, July 20, 2018

Russia Constrains Iran by Amb. Dore Gold, Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs, June 3, 2018

Making the Iranians Mad by Shoshana Bryen, American Thinker, May 25, 2018

Mike Pompeo just gave the Iran speech Kerry should have given by Jonathan Schanzer, New York Post, May 21, 2018 (see also Outlining U.S. conditions for reengaging with Iran, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, May 21, 2018)

Requiem for the Nuclear Deal by David Gerstman, Legal Insurrection, May 14, 2018

The deal failed even by Obama’s standards

Netanyahu’s Wake-Up Call to the World on the Iranian Nuclear Program by Amb. Dore Gold, The Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs, Institute for Contemporary Affairs, Jerusalem Issue Brief Vol. 18, No. 7, May 2, 2018

Is War Between Israel and Iran Inevitable? by Michael J. Koplow, Israel Policy Forum, Koplow Column, April 19, 2018

It’s time for Trump to pull out of the Iran deal by Michael Makovsky, Reuters, April 10, 2018

Can the Iran Deal Be Fixed? And should it be? by Omri Ceren, Commentary, March 15, 2018

How the Embassy Move Signals Big Changes to the Iran Deal by Evelyn Gordon, Commentary, March 12, 2018

Getting out of the Iranian check by Michael Oren, Israel Hayom, March 11, 2018

Hoping for regime change in Iran by David M. Weinberg, Israel Hayom, March 9, 2018

Trump’s quick fix approach to Iran nuclear deal creates untenable policy dilemma by Eric Edelman and Charles Wald, The Hill, February 21, 2018

Do Arabs Back Israel in a Clash with Iran? by Evelyn Gordon, Commentary, February 21, 2018

Waking up to the Iranian threat by David M. Weinberg, Israel Hayom, February 16, 2018

The U.S. Must Show Iranians That They Can’t Have It All by Evelyn Gordon, Commentary, January 10, 2018

On Iran, Trump Should Be Like Reagan by Richard Goldberg and Dennis Ross, Politico, January 9, 2018

The president can sanction Iran while strengthening the nuclear deal. History shows it can be done.

Iran’s Mullahs: Dictators Who Need A Perpetual Enemy by Shoshana Bryen, The Daily Caller, January 4, 2018

One way to counter Iran’s aggression? Change the map of the Middle East by Michael Makovsky, December 26, 2017

It’s Time to Prepare a Military Option on Iran by Evelyn Gordon, Commentary, December 4, 2017

Sailing into Uncharted Waters: Israel’s Iran Policy Dilemmas Post Decertification by Col. (Ret.) Dr. Eran Lerman, AJC, October 30, 2017

Is The JCPOA Working? by Yigal Carmon and A. Savyon, The Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI), Inquiry & Analysis Series No. 1354, October 30, 2017

(Mis)Reading the IAEA Reports on Iran’s Nuclear Program by Tzvi Kahn, The Hill, October 10, 2017

Revisiting the Iran Deal by David Harris, AJC, The Times of Israel, October 10, 2017

Iran’s secret sites linked to nuclear weapons development revealed by Hollie McKay, Fox News, October 10, 2017

Video: Inspections and Monitoring: The Weak Link in the Iran Nuclear Deal (4’54”), Dore Gold, The Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs, September 26, 2017

The Nuclear Deal Is Iran’s Legal Path to the Bomb by Ray Takeyh, Politico, September 22, 2017

A smarter way forward on Iran by Jennifer Rubin, The Washington Post, September 12, 2017 (see also: Strategy to Restore U.S. Leverage Against Iran, JINSA’s Gemunder Center Iran Task Force, Co-Chairs: Ambassador Eric Edelman and General Charles Wald, USAF (ret.), Jewish Institute for National Security of America, July 2017)

Video: Thwarting a New Iranian Empire (7’39”), Dore Gold, The Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs, August 24, 2017

Do the Original Assumptions Underlying the Iran Nuclear Agreement Have Any Basis Today? By Amb. Dore Gold, Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs, Jerusalem Issue Brief Vol. 17, No. 25, August 29, 2017

How to Get Out of the Iran Nuclear Deal by John R. Bolton, Gatestone Institute, August 28, 2017

Obama’s Legacy, a Nuclear Iran? by Emily B. Landau, Middle East Quarterly Vol. 24 No. 2, Spring 2017

Why Iran is more dangerous than Islamic State by Moshe Ya’alon, The Los Angeles Times, September 29, 2016

The Fight To Frame The Iran Deal by Michael J. Koplow, Israel Policy Forum, Koplow Column, August 11, 2016

What’s the Deal with Iran? by Michael Makovsky, The Weekly Standard, July 18, 2016

A bad year for a bad agreement.

Mitigating the Strategic Consequences of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, Iran Strategy Council, Co-Chairs General James Conway, USMC (ret.) and General Charles Wald, USAF (ret.), Jewish Institute for National Security Affairs (JINSA), March 2016

Prisoner’s Dilemma: What just happened? by Adam Garfinkle, The American Interest, January 18, 2016

Iran Is Part of the Problem in Syria, Not Part of the Solution by Lt.-Col. (ret.) Michael (Mickey) Segall, Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs, Jerusalem Issue Brief Vol. 15, No. 36, November 24, 2015

Iran’s Power Projection Capability by Jonathan Schanzer, Testimony Before the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, Subcommittee on National Security, November 5, 2015

The Iran Deal: Persisting Problems by Ilan Berman, Jack David, Matthew Kroenig, Samantha Ravich, Michael Rubin, Jonathan Schanzer and David Wurmser, National Review Online, October 27, 2015

On Iran, Let’s Get Serious by David Harris, The Huffington Post, August 16, 2015

The Nuclear Deal: No Pause in Iran’s Vow to Destroy Israel by Lt. Col. (ret.) Michael Segall, Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs, August 16, 2015

Is Israeli Intelligence for the Iran Deal? By Martin Kramer, Commentary, August 2, 2015

The Ayatollah’s Plan for Israel and Palestine by Amir Taheri, Gatestone Institute, July 31, 2015

What Information Collected by Israeli Intelligence Reveals About the Iran Talks by Ronen Bergman, Tablet, July 29, 2015

Ex-Advisers Warn Obama That Iran Nuclear Deal ‘May Fall Short’ of Standards by David E. Sanger, The New York Times, June 24, 2015

The Iran Deal’s Fatal Flaw by Alan J. Kuperman, The New York Times, June 23, 2015

Necessary Safeguards for a Final Deal with Iran, Iran Task Force (Co-Chairs Ambassador Eric Edelman and Ambassador Dennis Ross, Co-Chairs), Jewish Institute for National Security Affairs, June 18, 2015

As the deadline approaches for a comprehensive agreement on Iran’s nuclear program, JINSA’s Gemunder Center Iran Task Force issues a new brief describing the necessary elements of a verification and monitoring regime that would ensure a final deal would close off Iran’s pathways to nuclear weapons capability.

Verifying a Final Nuclear Deal with Iran by Olli Heinonen, Iran Task Force, June 2015

Unfettered access to sites, facilities, material, equipment, people, and documents is imperative to the credible long-term verification of any nuclear agreement with Iran. This “anywhere, anytime” access and short notice inspections must not be subject to a dispute resolution mechanism, which would delay the International Atomic Energy Agency’s (IAEA) access. Procedures in a final deal, which provide Iran with the ability to define or control access, undermine the verifiability of the agreement and affect the IAEA’s ability to reach timely conclusions. Additionally, the resolution of the IAEA’s outstanding concerns regarding the possible military dimensions of Iran’s program must be resolved prior to the provision of substantial sanctions relief.

Why didn’t Netanyahu attack Iran [in 2010]? by Ben Caspit, Al-Monitor, June 8, 2015

Contextualizing Israeli Concerns about the Iran Nuclear Deal by Brig.-Gen. (ret.) Michael Herzog, Washington Institute for Near East Policy, Policy Notes 26, June 2015

Transformational Diplomacy: Can a nuclear deal change Iran? by Reuel Marc Gerecht, The Weekly Standard, June 8, 2015

Obama rolls the dice on Iran by Jackson Diehl, The Washington Post, April 12, 2015

The Iran Deal and How Not To Buy a Middle Eastern Carpet by Michael Oren, TIME, April 3, 2015

What to Worry About in an Iran Nuclear Deal by Jeffrey Goldberg, The Atlantic, March 29, 2015

A good deal makes the Middle East a safer place. A bad one makes matters worse. Here are some issues to keep in mind if nuclear talks lead to a provisional agreement.

UN: Rouhani’s First Year as Iranian President Saw Most Executions in Over a Decade,, March 14, 2015

The Way Forward on Iran by Walter Russell Mead, The American Interest, March 12, 2015

The P5+1 left a few key players out of the equation. The President must act to add them in.

Shifting the tenor of America’s debate on Iran by Evelyn C. Gordon, The Jerusalem Post, March 9, 2015

A Bad Agreement with Iran Will Undermine Middle East Stability by Lt.-Col. (ret.) Michael (Mickey) Segall, Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs, Jerusalem Issue Brief Vol. 15, No. 7, March 2, 2015

Seven Problems with John Kerry’s Iranian Nuclear Clock by Gary C. Gambill, Foreign Policy Research Institute, February 2015

Why Netanyahu broke publicly with Obama over Iran by David Ignatius, The Washington Post, February 19, 2015

Why the (toothless) Iran sanctions bill matters by Daniel Pipes, The Washington Times, February 13, 2015

Anatomy of a Bad Iran Deal: A Preliminary Assessment by Dore Gold, Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs, February 12, 2015

The Rise of the Iranian Empire by David Daoud, The Tower Issue 23, February 2015

Obama’s Secret Iran Strategy by Michael Doran, Mosaic, February 2, 2015

The president has long been criticized for his lack of strategic vision. But what if a strategy, centered on Iran, has been in place from the start and consistently followed to this day?

The Strategic Implications of Iran’s STD Epidemic by David P. Goldman, Asia Times, January 30, 2015

Iran’s History Of Nuclear Deceit Is Why There Hasn’t Been A Deal Yet by Emanuele Ottolenghi, Business Insider, January 29, 2015

As the Iranian Nuclear Talks Drag On, Congress Must Act by Sen. Tom Cotton , Wall Street Journal, January 29, 2015

Cheap Oil Won’t Stop Iran by Mark Dubowitz and Jonathan Schanzer, The National Interest, January 27, 2015

Iran Doesn’t Need Nuclear Weapons by Shoshana Bryen, American Thinker, January 24, 2015

5 Iranian Weapons of War America Should Fear by Zachary Keck, The National Interest, January 23, 2015

Is Iran Behind the Murder of Alberto Nisman? by Lee Smith, Tablet, January 23, 2015

Enabling Iran’s Nukes by Omri Ceren, Commentary, January 1, 2015Work While We Talk

Iran Is Getting Away With Murder by Jeffrey Goldberg, The Atlantic, December 30, 2014: “Achieving a nuclear deal with Tehran is hugely important. But stopping Iran from slaughtering innocent Syrians is a worthy goal.”

Conference call with Amb. Dennis Ross (audio, 28’32”), Jewish Council for Public Affairs, November 25, 2014

12 Months Is Not Enough Time to Stop an Iranian Nuclear Breakout by Emily B. Landau, National Interest, December 17, 2014

The revolution is over by Oliver August, The Economist, November 1, 2014

After decades of messianic fervour, Iran is becoming a more mature and modern country

The Silent Partnership by Michael Doran, Mosaic, October 15, 2014

How Iran Scammed America Out of a Nuclear Deal by David Frum, The Atlantic, October 1, 2014

A year ago, Tehran was in crisis. Now it’s on the verge of a diplomatic triumph.

The Iranian Nuclear Crisis: The International Determination Deficit by Emily B. Landau, The Institute for National Security Studies, INSS Insight No. 599, August 27, 2014 [pdf]

Improving the Prospects for an Acceptable Final Deal with Iran, Jewish Institute for National Security Affairs (JINSA) Gemunder Center Iran Task Force (Amb. Eric Edelman and Amb. Dennis Ross, Co-Chairs), July 17, 2014

Iran: The Regional Power behind the Hamas War Effort byLt. Col. (ret.) Michael Segall, Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs, Jerusalem Issue Brief Vol. 14, No. 23, July 15, 2014

Iran spawns new jihadist group in Gaza by Jonathan Schanzer and Grant Rumley, Long War Journal, June 18, 2014

Uncovering Iran’s Nuclear Past: Where to Start? Where to Stop? by Jon Wolfsthal, National Interest, May 24, 2014

When Proxies Fail, Force Must Prevail by Jonathan Ruhe, Fletcher Security Review, May 23, 2014

A Sweet Deal for the Mullahs by Gary C. Gambill, National Post, May 13, 2014

Impact of Interim Deal with Iran by Ambassador Eric Edelman & Ambassador Dennis Ross, Jewish Institute of National Security Affairs (JINSA), May 12, 2014

The Danger of a Short Iranian Breakout Time, America Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC), May 2, 2014

Iranian Strategy Feeds Off Perceived Western Weakness by Lt.-Col. (ret.) Michael Segall, Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs, Jerusalem Viewpoints, Vol. 14, No. 12, May 1, 2014

Iran’s Two-faced Regime Exposed Again, but is Anyone Paying Attention? by Yaakov Lappin, Gatestone Institute, March 10, 2014

How Nuclear Talks Help Iran Dominate the Middle East by Lt.-Col. (ret.) Michael Segall, Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs, Jerusalem Issue Brief Vol. 14, No. 4, February 25, 2014

Don’t Let Up on Iran by Michael Kassen and Lee Rosenberg, New York Times, February 21, 2014

Clear-Eyed Diplomacy: Strategic Shifts Needed in the Iran Negotiations by Michael Singh, Washington Institute for Near East Policy, PolicyWatch 2209, February 18, 2014

The Long Iran Stall Begins Again by Jonathan S. Tobin, Commentary, February 18, 2014

AIPAC and Iran’s war against America by Caroline Glick, Jerusalem Post, February 10, 2014

The Obama Complex by Michael Makovsky and William Kristol, The Weekly Standard Vol. 19, No. 21, February 10, 2014

Artificial Intelligence by Evelyn Gordon, Commentary, January 30, 2014

New Poll: Voters Disapprove of Current Approach to Iran Negotiations, Want Congressional Sanctions Legislation and Final Oversight,, January 28, 2014

A Dangerous Deal by John R. Bolton, National Review, January 27, 2014

Assessment of Interim Deal with Iran, Gemunder Center Iran Task Force (Co-Chairs: Ambassador Eric Edelman and Ambassador Dennis Ross), Jewish Institute for National Security Affairs (JINSA), January 2014

Sworn to Destruction: 20 Threats Iranian Leaders Made Against Israel in 2013 by Lt. Col. (ret.) Michael Segall and Daniel Rubenstein, BuzzFeed, December 24, 2013

After Geneva, “The Islamic Bomb” by Guy Millière, Gatestone Institute, December 20, 2013

Conflicting Expectations from the Geneva Document between the P5+1 and Iran by Dore Gold, Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs, Jerusalem Issue Brief Vol. 13, No. 31, December 11, 2013

Two Reasons Why Iran Resumed Nuclear Negotiations by Abbas Milani, The New Republic, November 14, 2013

The Emerging Geneva Agreement with Iran by Dore Gold, Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs, Jerusalem Issue Brief Vol. 13, No. 30, November 12, 2013

Video: Israeli UN Ambassador Ron Prosor at the UN Security Council (25″25’), October 22, 2013

Iran stalls, centrifuges spin by Jennifer Rubin, Washington Post, October 16, 2013

Wishful Thinking on Iran by Clifford D. May, National Review, October 10, 2013

“Hoping that Iran has changed isn’t enough. We need tougher sanctions and a credible threat of force. “

Netanyahu and AIPAC: The difference is the word ‘suspend’ by Ron Kampeas, Times of Israel, October 10, 2013

Video: Iran & Hezbollah: Axis of Terror (1’42”), Israel Defense Forces, October 8, 2013

Expect a nuclear deal with Iran’s Rouhani – but not normal ties with US by Abolhassan Bani-Sadr, Christian Science Monitor, October 4, 2013

“Iran’s President Rouhani is sincere about a nuclear deal, because the costs of building a nuclear bomb are too high. But demonizing the US is still the linchpin of foreign policy for a certain faction in Tehran. For them, normalization of US relations would mean the regime’s end.”

Israel’s Cassandra Moment by David Harris, Haaretz, September 27, 2013

Charm Offensive? Hostile Iranian Messages on the Eve of Rouhani’s UN Visit, Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs, Jerusalem Issue Brief Vol. 13, No. 26, September 24, 2013

Iran is Really Good at Evading Sanctions by Emanuele Ottolenghi, The Tower Magazine, Issue 6, September 2013

Strategy to Prevent a Nuclear Iran by JINSA’s Gemunder Center Iran Task Force, September 4, 2013 [Report] [Video of release event]

Video: Behind the Rhetoric: The Real Iran (1:29’), BBC documentary, June 2013

Iran’s Man in the Middle by Haleh Esfandiari, The New York Review of Books, June 22, 2013

The Red Line: Why a nuclear-armed Iran would be a disaster for the world, and what we can do to prevent it

Who Brought Iran Close to a Nuclear Bomb? Election Propaganda of Rowhani and Jalili by Lt.-Col. (ret.) Michael Segall, Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs, Jerusalem Issue Brief Vol. 13, No. 17, June 12, 2013

Lessons from Syria for Iran by Dr. Michael Makovsky and Blaise Misztal, The Weekly Standard, June 6, 2013

Iranian Support for Terrorism and Violations of Human Rights by Matthew Levitt, Washington Institute for Near East Policy, remarks delivered to the International Human Rights Subcommittee of the Canadian House of Commons on May 30, 2013 [pdf]

Israeli or U.S. Action Against Iran: Who Will Do It If It Must Be Done? by James Cartwright and Amos Yadlin, Atlantic, May 28, 2013

America’s Grand Retreat by David M. Weinberg, Israel Hayom, May 24, 2013

Why the Iranian Nuclear Standoff Won’t End Anytime Soon by Benjamin Alter and Edward Fishman, The Atlantic, April 11, 2013

Video: Israel and Iran: A love story? (15’57”), TED Talk by Ronny Edry, December 2012

The Axis of Evil in Action: Iranian Support for Syria by Ephraim Kam, The Institute for National Security Studies, INSS Insight No. 372, October 10, 2012 [pdf]

Israel is on its own vis-à-vis Iran by Evelyn Gordon, Jerusalem Post, September 10, 2012

The ‘deterrence works’ fantasy by Charles Krauthammer, Washington Post, August 30, 2012

Video: Iran – The Greatest Threat to Western Civilization (6’15”), Clarion Productions, August 28, 2012

Israeli Attack on Iran Won’t Follow the American Script by Evelyn Gordon, Jewish Institute for National Security Affairs, JINSA Analysis, May 4, 2012

Israel’s limited capabilities and the need to avoid starting a war will necessitate a smaller-scale operation than the U.S. blueprint of multiple airstrikes over many days.

Regime Change in Iran? by Brendan Daly, Middle East Quarterly, Spring 2012


Video: Douglas Murray on Israel & Nuclear Iran (11″34), January 26, 2012

Will Israel Attack Iran? by Ronen Bergman, New York Times, January 25, 2012

Will Iran Really Start a War? by Victor Davis Hanson, Defining Ideas, January 11, 2012:

History teaches that the saber rattling of lunatic regimes should be taken seriously.

Only the U.S. Can Keep the Strait of Hormuz Open by Rear Admiral Terence E. McKnight, USN (ret.), Jewish National Institute of Security Affairs, January 17, 2012

“I certainly do not see Iran as a threat” by David Harris, Huffington Post, January 8, 2012

Good Arguments All, But Not Good Enough by Evelyn Gordon, The Jewish Institute for National Security Affairs, December 2, 2011

Israel would prefer not to attack Iran: It would rather see Tehran’s nuclear program halted by crippling sanctions, regime change or covert action, and if all these fail, it would prefer military action by an American-led coalition. Nevertheless, if Israel concluded that all other efforts had failed, and that international military action wasn’t in the cards, none of the arguments opponents have raised against an Israeli strike are likely to deter it.

Iran’s Race for Regional Supremacy: Strategic Implications for the Middle East, Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs, September 21, 2011 [pdf]


Misreading the Mullahs: Curbing Tehran’s Nuclear Ambitions by Aaron Menenberg, Middle East Quarterly, Summer 2011 [PDF]

Iran’s Global Terrorist Reach by Walid Phares, inFocus Quarterly, Summer 2010

The Point of No Return by Jeffrey Goldberg, The Atlantic, September 2010

The Danger of a Nuclear, Genocidal and Rights-Violating Iran: The Responsibility to Prevent Petition by Irwin Cotler, December 9, 2009

The American-Israeli Disparity Over Iran by Matthew RJ Brodsky, Jerusalem Post, June 22, 2010

The Birth of a Bomb: A History of Iran’s Nuclear Ambitions by Erich Follath and Holger Stark, Der Spiegel, June 17, 2010

The End of Nuclear Diplomacy by Bret Stephens, Wall Street Journal, May 18, 2010

The Sources of Iranian Negotiating Behavior [pdf] by Dr. Harold Rhode, The Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs, February 20, 2010 (see also video of interview with Dr. Rhode)


Iran: The Truth Hurts by David Harris, Huffington Post, December 21, 2009

Iran Policy: What Price Failure? by David Harris, Huffington Post, December 11, 2009

End Iran’s Nuclear Dance With Destruction by Donna Brazile,, December 13, 2009

The Return of Israel’s Existential Dread by Yossi Klein Halevi, Wall Street Journal, October 30, 2009

Bad Options on Iran: An Israeli strike won’t suffice by Michael Rubin, National Review Online, October 5, 2009

It takes much more than talk to stop Iran’s stonewalling by Michael Rubin, New York Daily News,September 30, 2009

Obama Is Pushing Israel Toward War by Bret Stephens, Wall Street Journal, September 15, 2009


Sanctions Won’t Work Against Iran by John Bolton, Wall Street Journal, August 31, 2009

There Is a Military Option on Iran by Chuck Wald, Wall Street Journal, August 6, 2009

It’s Crunch Time for Israel on Iran by John Bolton, Wall Street Journal, July 28, 2009

Assessing the Iranian Election by Daniel Pipes, June 14, 2009

Obama in 2012, after he fails to deal with Iran by Ari Shavit, Jerusalem Post, April 30, 2009

Iranian Support of Hamas, Intelligence and Terrorism Information Center at the Israel Intelligence Heritage & Commemoration Center (IICC), January 12, 2009Tick Tock

Tehran Is The Obstacle To U.S.-Iran Talks by Michael Rubin, Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty, November 25, 2008

Wishful Thinking and Iran by Steven Rosen, Middle East Forum, November 10, 2008 [includes audio recording]

The United States, Israel, and Iran: Defusing an “Existential” Threat by Chuck Freilich, Arms Control Association, November, 2008

Can a Nuclear Iran Be Contained or Deterred? By Michael Rubin, Middle Eastern Outlook, November 5, 2008

Iran’s Race for Regional Supremacy: Strategic Implications for the Middle East by Lt.-Gen (ret.) Moshe Yaalon et al., Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs, 2008

Hold Iran Accountable by Irwin Cotler,, July 22, 2008

Using Bombs to Stave off War by Benny Morris, New York Times, July 18, 2008

What Iran really wants by Yoram Kaniuk,, July 10, 2008

Time for Iran to face more sanctions by Peter D. Zimmerman, Boston Globe, July 6, 2008

Ahmadinejad in his own words, International Fellowship of Christians and Jews, June 2008

What Iranian Leaders Really Say about Doing Away with Israel: A Refutation of the Campaign to Excuse Ahmadinejad’s Incitement to Genocide by Joshua Teitelbaum, Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs, June 2008

UN InspectionPrepare to attack [Iran] by Daniel Pipes, USA Today, June 11, 2008

Iran and the Problem of Evil by Michael Ledeen, Wall Street Journal, June 7, 2008

Hillary Clinton’s right to say ’obliterate’ by Michael Rubin, New York Daily News, May 7, 2008

Iran’s Global Ambition by Michael Rubin, AEI Middle Eastern Outlook, March 17, 2008

The Iranian-Israeli War by Yossi Klein Halevi, The New Republic, March 11, 2008

Unintelligence on Iranian Nukes: Appalling gamesmanship at the CIA by Michael Rubin, Weekly Standard, February 25, 2008

Different Voices, Common Conclusion: Iran is a Threat, The American Israel Public Affairs Committee [AIPAC], December 18, 2007

“Top foreign leaders, Democratic and Republican national security experts, and leading editorialists have responded to the recent National Intelligence Estimate (NIE) on Iran with the conclusion that Iran remains a threat that must be thwarted. As Iran continues to advance its uranium enrichment capabilities in defiance of the U.N. Security Council resolutions, it is clear that sanctions must be stepped up to prevent a nuclear-armed Iran.”

Misreading the Iran Report: Why Spying and Policymaking Don’t Mix by Henry A. Kissinger, Washington Post, December 13, 2007

“The NIE holds that Iran may be able to produce enough highly enriched uranium for a nuclear weapon by the end of 2009 and, with increasing confidence, more warheads by the period 2010 to 2015. That is virtually the same timeline as was suggested in the 2005 National Intelligence Estimate. ….It is therefore doubtful that the evidence supports the dramatic language of the summary and, even less so, the broad conclusions drawn in much of the public commentary.”

American Intelligence by Claude Moniquet, The Wall Street Journal, December 13, 2007:

“U.S. intelligence services have so far failed to predict the nuclearization of a single foreign nation. …. [T]he NIE has little in common with intelligence as it is understood by professionals. Instead, Langley & Co. seem to have decided to carry out their own foreign policy.”

Losing Weight in the Gulf by Thomas L. Friedman New York Times, December 12, 2007:

“The peculiar (obtuse?) way the N.I.E. on Iran was framed has deprived all who favor a negotiated settlement of leverage.”

Stupid Intelligence by Alan M. Dershowitz,, December 7, 2007

The NIE – Capabilities vs. Intent, JINSA Report #728, December 7, 2007

Keep Up the Pressure by Charles Krauthammer, Time, December 6, 2007

The Flaws In the Iran Report by John R. Bolton, The Washington Post, December 6, 2007

An Insult to Intelligence by Yossi Klein Halevi, The New Republic, December 6, 2007

Iran’s nuke news shows danger of trusting this regime by Michael Rubin, New York Daily News, December 5, 2007

Russian Roulette on Iran by Michael Rubin, Wall Street Journal, October 3, 2007

Value of free speech twisted at Columbia by Amotz Asa-El Seattle Post-Intelligencer, October 2, 2007

Normal Craziness: President Ahmadinejad’s relationship with reality is beyond repair, The Times (UK), September 26, 2007:

“Mr Ahmadinejad is no more truthful on his nuclear plans than on homosexuality, women’s rights or the Holocaust, which he has called a myth. [….] Mr Ahmadinejad has shown why the world should be more concerned about his intentions for Iran. He has condemned himself in his own words.”

Iran and the IAEA, The Jewish Institute for National Security Affairs, JINSA Report #701, September 7, 2007

Iran on anti-racism committee by Yaakov Lappin, YNetNews, August 23, 2007: Islamic Republic selected by UN for ’leading position’ to plan anti-racism conference

Iran: Israel the standard bearer of Satan by the Associated Press,, August 18, 2007: President Ahmadinejad again predicts Jewish state’s demise; meanwhile, Revolutionary Guards threaten to ’punch’ United States

Deciphering Ahmadinejad’s Holocaust Revisionism by George Michael, Middle East Quarterly, Summer 2007

Stopping Iran’s Nuclear Ambitions: The Case for Targeted Sanctions, American Jewish Committee, June 2007