FPI Resources and Suggested Reading on Iran

November 16, 2011

Iran’s dogged pursuit of a nuclear weapons capability is one of the most pressing issues facing the United States and the international community. As the recent report from the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) shows, Iran has made significant progress toward a nuclear weapons capability. Little time remains for the world to stop Iran’s nuclear drive, and American leadership will be essential in seizing the opportunity provided by the IAEA report to pressure Iran.  As FPI Executive Director Jamie Fly writes in U.S. News and World Report’s Debate Club, “America cannot shirk its responsibility when it comes to Iran. To so would be irresponsible and dangerous. Military action should be the last resort, but increasingly appears to be the only option that will prevent a nuclear Iran.”

The Foreign Policy Initiative (FPI) is closely monitoring the latest developments regarding Iran’s nuclear program, and believes the following analyses, op-eds, and blog posts may be helpful for policymakers as they continue to confront the strategic challenge of Iran.


FPI Resources

  • The War Over Containing Iran – FPI Director Eric Edelman, Andrew F. Krepinevich, and Evan Braden Montgomery – Foreign Affairs (subscription required) – March/April 2011
  • The Dangers of a Nuclear Iran – FPI Director Eric Edelman, Andrew F. Krepinevich, and Evan Braden Montgomery – Foreign Affairs (subscription required) – January/February 2011
  • A Period of Consequences – FPI Director William Kristol and Executive Director Jamie M. Fly – The Weekly Standard – June 12, 2010

Additional Resources

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