• Article

    Russia and the Iranian Nuclear Crisis

    • Alexei Arbatov
    • May 23, 2006

    At first glance, Russia's current position on the Iranian nuclear crisis is quite controversial.

    • Testimony

    Is the Nuclear Non-proliferation Regime in crisis? If so, why? Are there remedies?

    The international community should stand back and reflect on the lessons learned from the International Atomic Energy Agency's (IAEA) experience in implementing safeguards over the last decade, particularly in North Korea and Iran. Such review and reflection suggests that just when safeguards are getting better, the political will to use them effectively seems to be waning.

    • Op-Ed

    Bush Should Engage Iranian President in Dialogue, Not Back Away

    President Mahmoud Amadinejad of Iran sent a letter to President Bush raising questions about American "justice" and questioning whether the United States or Iran is more righteous. This letter should be answered in kind by the Bush administration. Unfortunately, there is likely to be no such reply.

    • Proliferation Analysis

    Ahmadinejad's Letter to Bush

    Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad sent the following letter to President George Bush.  The unorthodox letter contains no concrete diplomatic proposals, but it does suggest Ahmadinejad's confidence that by championing a moral, religious, political, and economic critique against U.S. ideology and policies he can tap populist passions swelling not only in the Middle East and other Muslim societies but also in Latin America.  Ahmadinejad is inviting a contest over whether the positions he and Iran pursue are more just than those of the Bush Administration.  The U.S. should not ignore this challenge, but rather take it head on. In the Foreign Affairs article, "Giving Justice Its Due," (July/August 2005), George Perkovich suggested some ways in which the U.S. could address growing international demands for justice to complement the "freedom doctrine." We have provided the full text of Ahmadinejad's letter to President Bush. (Read More)

    • Op-Ed

    The Russia Card

    • TV/Radio Broadcast

    Azerbaijan's President Visits Washington

    Martha Brill Olcott discusses U.S.-Azeri relations with NPR's Michelle Kelemen.

    • Op-Ed

    Determining Factor: Oil And U.S. Diplomacy

    The US can ease or even end our dependency on oil, but it won't be easy. A program of drastic conservation is not a winning political program in a country built around cars, suburbs, and highways. That leaves another, even more unsavory alternative: The US can seek privileged access to the world oil supplies and prevent other countries from gaining similar access. That can lead to war.

    • Proliferation Analysis

    China, Russia, and Iran

    • Jill Marie Parillo
    • April 21, 2006

    Stronger diplomatic action on Iran depends heavily on the policies of Russia and China. The actions that either country takes next should be understood in light of their threat perceptions, economic interests, and the strength of the U.S.-French-German coalition.

    • Proliferation Analysis

    Iran's Long Nuclear Road

    • Caterina Dutto
    • April 13, 2006

    The best estimates indicate that Iran is 5-10 years away from the ability to enrich enough weapons-grade uranium for a nuclear weapon. But there are major uncertainties with these estimates. One worst-case scenario could have Iran with a nuclear bomb at the end of 2009, but that assumes that Iran does not encounter any of the technical problems that typically plague such programs.

    • TV/Radio Broadcast

    Reports Raise Possibility of U.S. Strike on Iran

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    Perry Cammack is a nonresident fellow in the Middle East Program at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, where he focuses on long-term regional trends and their implications for American foreign policy.
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    Suzanne DiMaggio
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    Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
    Suzanne DiMaggio is a senior fellow at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, where she focuses on U.S. foreign policy toward the Middle East and Asia, especially Iran and North Korea.
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    Democracy, Conflict, and Governance Program
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    Ariel (Eli) Levite
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    Marc Lynch
    Nonresident Senior Fellow
    Middle East Program
    Marc Lynch is a nonresident senior fellow in Carnegie’s Middle East Program where his work focuses on the politics of the Arab world.
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    George Perkovich
    Ken Olivier and Angela Nomellini Chair
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