JINSA's Gemunder Center Iran Task Force issues new brief authored by Iran Task Force Co-Chairs Ambassador Eric Edelman and Ambassador Dennis Ross on how a Separative Work Units (SWU) metric as part of a comprehensive agreement could allow Iran to maintain a latent nuclear weapons capability.
JINSA is proud to announce the addition of Israel’s former National Security Advisor Major General Yaacov Amidror (ret.) as a Senior Advisor to the Gemunder Center for Defense and Strategy. At his new position with JINSA, Maj. Gen. Amidror will provide expert policy guidance and share his extensive knowledge with other Gemunder Center leaders as well as the public.
In the wake of the recent four-month extension of negotiations for a comprehensive deal on Iran's nuclear program, JINSA's Gemunder Center for Defense and Strategy held a panel discussion on July 28, 2014 to assess this outcome and discuss steps going forward for U.S. policy to prevent a nuclear Iran.
A viable diplomatic solution to Iran's nuclear quest requires an agreement that verifiably limits its nuclear program to prevent it from attaining nuclear weapons capability. Iranian leaders, by all accounts, are loath to make concessions necessary to attain such a deal. Motivating them to accept such conditions should be a primary objective for the Obama Administration, which has pledged both to "use all elements of American power to prevent a nuclear Iran" and that a "bad deal is worse is than no deal." A good deal, however, still appears remote.