International Security Studies
Robert Litwak, director of the Center's Division of International Studies, argues that regime intention, rather than regime type, is the key proliferation indicator for a state, and that each of the hard proliferation cases — notably Iran and North Korea — requires a tailored strategy to address the challenge that it poses.
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Although Iran’s mastery of the nuclear fuel cycle presents an inherent option for creating a bomb, the Tehran regime has no urgent incentive to build nuclear weapons. Current U.S. policy, which emphasizes coercive sanctions and diplomatic isolation to compel Iran to comply with its obligations under the nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty (NPT), would fall squarely under the rubric of containment, even as the term has been eschewed and delegitimized in the U.S. policy debate. As long as Iran does not overtly cross the U.S. “red line” of weaponization, U.S. policy will likely remain containment in form, if not in name.
In a wide-ranging interview on C-SPAN's Washington Journal, Harman discussed transparency in counter-terrorism, the China diplomatic controversy, the private sector's role in enhancing the nation's cyber-security, and the anniversary of the death of Osama Bin Laden.
Ambassador Abdenur discussed this important issue at one session of the Division of International Studies ongoing nonproliferation series. This meeting was jointly sponsored with the Brazil Project and the Los Alamos National Laboratory.