Resources on Iran’s March to Nuclear Weapons Capability

March 8, 2012

Last night, the Foreign Policy Initiative hosted Time to Attack Iran? U.S. Policy and Iran’s Nuclear Program, a debate moderated by Newsweek’s Eli Lake. The debate—which included panelists CNA Research Analyst Elbridge A. Colby, FPI Executive Director Jamie M. Fly, and Georgetown University Professor Matthew Kroenig—focused on potential U.S. policy options towards Iran, ranging from containment and deterrence, to targeted military strikes on the country’s nuclear facilities, to broader military strikes aimed also at destabilizing the Iranian regime.  Despite differences, each panelist agreed that Iran’s rapidly advancing nuclear program poses a grave threat, and is the most important foreign policy issue facing the United States today.
Below are suggested readings and resources to consider given Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu’s recent visit to the United States, President Obama’s recent speech at AIPAC, and Iran’s rapidly advancing nuclear program.

FPI Resources

Suggested Reading

  • The Odd Couple – Daniel Byman – Foreign Policy – February 21, 2012
  • Time to Attack Iran – Matthew Kroenig – Foreign Affairs (subscription required) – January/February 2012
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