The Iran Reader
Key Articles on Iran's Nuclear Program and the World's Response
The 2015 Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) between Iran, the European Union, and six great powers is now under severe stress. The United States has abandoned the agreement and reimposed sanctions, using the privileged position of the US dollar to compel other countries not to trade with Iran. Iran has responded with a series of steps reversing selected commitments on nuclear technology. After the fifth such step, the United Kingdom, France, and Germany activated the JCPOA Dispute Resolution Mechanism, which might lead to a complete unraveling of the agreement if a diplomatic solution cannot be found. Anticipating what may come next, Iran's foreign minister has now threatened to leave the 1968 Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons if Iran faces any new actions at the UN Security Council.
The following articles from the Nonproliferation Review offer a comprehensive view of the Iranian nuclear program, its geopolitical and military context, and efforts to curb it, including various perspectives on the decade of negotiations that led to the 2015 agreement.
Relevant research from peer publications — including Asian Affairs, Global Affairs, International Journal of Intelligence and CounterIntelligence, Survival, The Washington Quarterly, and the Adelphi book series — rounds out this Iran Reader with additional perspectives and proposals.
The full collection is free-access via this page until 31 August 2020.
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The Nonproliferation Review is a refereed journal concerned with the causes, consequences, and control of the spread of nuclear, chemical, and biological weapons. A journal of the James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies at Middlebury College, the Review features case studies, theoretical analyses, historical studies, reports, viewpoints, and book reviews on such issues as state-run weapons programs, treaties and export controls, safeguards, verification and compliance, disarmament, terrorism, and the economic and environmental effects of weapons proliferation.
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|Article Title||Author(s)||Publication||Volume, Issue||Online Publication Year|
|The US policy of containing Iran – from Obama to Trump 2009–2018||Ayman Saleh Albarasneh & Dania Koleilat Khatib||Global Affairs||Latest Articles||2019|
|Assessing the JCPOA||Mark Fitzpatrick||Adelphi Series||Vol. 57, Issue 466-467||2019|
|On Creating the Conditions for Nuclear Disarmament: Past Lessons, Future Prospects||Brad Roberts||The Washington Quarterly||Vol. 42, Issue 2||2019|
|Iran’s Military Strategy||Hadi Ajili & Mahsa Rouhi||Survival||Vol. 61, Issue 6||2019|
|The Nuclear Non-Proliferation Regime: An Historical Perspective||Joseph M. Siracusa & Aiden Warren||Diplomacy & Statecraft||Vol. 29, Issue 1||2018|
|The American Response to Pakistani and Iranian Nuclear Proliferation: A Study in Paradox||Farhad Rezaei||Asian Affairs||Vol. 48, Issue 1||2017|
|The Iran Nuclear Negotiations: One Year On||Sir Richard Dalton||Asian Affairs||Vol. 47, Issue 3||2016|