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The Gemunder Center Iran Task Force

The Gemunder Center for Defense and Strategy performs serious and innovative research and advocacy on vital U.S. defense, strategic and general national security related to Israel, the Middle East and elsewhere in the world.

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Iran Task Force Members
Task Force Reports
Congressional Testimony
Articles and Analysis
Media Highlights
Events

JINSA's Gemunder Center Iran Task Force brings together former high-ranking government and military officials, energy experts and business leaders to address the challenges to U.S. national security of Iran's pursuit of nuclear weapons capability. The task force will examine the strategic, economic, and military options available to the United States and develop a robust U.S. strategy to prevent a nuclear Iran.

Iran Task Force Members

  • Ambassador Eric Edelman
    Iran Task Force Chairman
    Former Under Secretary of Defense for Policy under President George W. Bush

  • The Honorable Chris Carney
    Former U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania

  • Professor Eliot Cohen
    Director of Strategic Studies Program at Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies

  • General David Deptula, USAF (ret.)
    Former Deputy Chief of Staff for Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance, U.S. Air Force Headquarters

  • Larry Goldstein
    Founder and Director of Energy Policy Research Foundation, Inc.

  • John Hannah
    Former Assistant for National Security Affairs to the Vice President

  • Admiral Gregory Johnson, USN (ret.)
    Former Commander of U.S. Naval Forces, Europe

  • Alan Makovsky
    Former Senior Professional Staff Member, House Foreign Relations Committee

  • The Honorable Stephen Rademaker
    Former Assistant Secretary of State for International Security & Nonproliferation

  • Dr. Ray Takeyh
    Senior Fellow for Middle East Studies at the Council on Foreign Relations

  • General Charles Wald, USAF (ret.)
    Former Deputy Commander of U.S. European Command

  • Mortimer Zuckerman
    Editor in Chief of U.S. News & World Report and Publisher of the New York Daily News

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Reports

Click to download our "Scorecard" report.Click to download our "Scorecard" report.The Iran Nuclear Deal After One Year: Options for the Next Administration
July 12, 2016

Scorecard for the Final Deal with Iran
July 29, 2015

Necessary Safeguards for a Final Deal with Iran
June 18, 2015

Questions About Iran Framework Agreement
April 13, 2015

Questions for a Final Deal with Iran
March 24, 2015

Centrifuge Cascades and a Final Deal with Iran
November 6, 2014

Separative Work Units (SWU) and a Final Deal with Iran
September 22, 2014

Improving the Prospects for an Acceptable Final Deal with Iran
July 17, 2014

Impact of Interim Deal with Iran
May 12, 2014

Assessment of Interim Deal with Iran
January 27, 2014

Principles for Diplomacy with Iran
October 14, 2013

Strategy to Prevent a Nuclear Iran
September 4, 2013

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Congressional Testimony

Gemunder Center Iran Task Force Co-Chair Amb. Eric Edelman Testifies Before the Senate Armed Services Committee
August 4, 2015

Testimony for Hearing, “Implications of a Nuclear Agreement with Iran”
House Committee on Foreign Relations - July 9, 2015
With Michael Makovsky and Steve Rademaker

Gemunder Center Senior Advisor and Iran Task Force Member Stephen Rademaker Testifies Before the House Committee on Foreign Affairs
April 22, 2015

Iran Task Force Co-Chair Amb. Eric Edelman Testifies Before the House Committee on Foreign Affairs
January 27, 2015
With Eric Edelman, John Hannah, and Ray Takeyh

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Articles and Analysis

Lt. Gen. Deptula, USAF (ret.) & Dr. Makovsky The Wall Street JournalLt. Gen. Deptula, USAF (ret.) & Dr. Makovsky The Wall Street Journal

Iran needs to take America seriously again
USA Today, July 14, 2016
By Eric Edelman, Michael Makovsky, and Jonathan Ruhe

Iranian Cheating
The Weekly Standard, October 16, 2015
By Michael Makovsky

What Next?
The Weekly Standard, September 25, 2015
By Michael Makovsky

Iran Briefing Paper: Possible Military Dimensions (PMD)

Congress must reject flawed nuke deal
The Hill, September 10, 2015
By Eric Edelman and Michael Makovsky

JINSA CEO Makvosky Talks Iran on Power Talk Radio 1280 in Modesto, CA
The Trevor Carey Show, September 8, 2015 - Interview at the 6:46 mark

JINSA CEO Makvosky Talks Iran Deal on News Radio 1130 WISN
The Vicki McKenna Show, August 6, 2015

Blaming Israel First
The Weekly Standard, July 31, 2015
By Michael Makovsky and William Kristol

Deal Brings Iran Closer to Obtaining Nuclear Weapons Capability
The Weekly Standard, July 24, 2015
By Michael Makovsky

On the Consequences of the Deal
The Weekly Standard, July 17, 2015
By Michael Makovsky

Remind Iran of U.S. military option
Newsday, July 11, 2015
By General Charles Wald and Lt. Gen. William Caldwell

‘A Perverse Consequence’
The Weekly Standard, May 13, 2015
By Michael Makovsky and William Kristol

Iran's Cheating
The Weekly Standard, April 13, 2015
By Michael Makovsky

A nuclear deal with Iran will require the West to reevaluate its presumptions
The Washington Post, December 4, 2014
By Eric Edelman, Dennis Ross and Ray Takeyh

No Deal
The Weekly Standard, November 28, 2014
By Michael Makovsky and William Kristol

Gemunder Center Conference Call on Extension of Iran Nuclear Deadline
With Dennis Ross, Eric Edelman, and John Hannah, November 26, 2014

How To Muddle Through With Iran
Foreign Affairs, October 16, 2014
By Dennis Ross

Iran remains America’s biggest challenge
The Washington Post, September 18, 2014
By Eric Edelman, Dennis Ross and Ray Takeyh

When Proxies Fail, Force Must Prevail
Fletcher Security Review, May 22, 2014
By Jonathan Ruhe, Gemunder Center Senior Analyst

Is The Iranian Interim Deal Working?
The American Interest, May 16, 2014

Sending a bunker-busting message to Iran
The Wall Street Journal, April 8, 2014
By Lt. Gen. David Deptula, USAF (ret.) and Dr. Michael Makovsky

The Obama Complex
The Weekly Standard, January 31, 2014
By Michael Makovsky and William Kristol

How to Solve Obama's Iran Dilemma
Politico, January 26, 2014
By Dennis Ross

‘Folly, Fatuity, and Futility’
The Weekly Standard, November 27, 2013
By Michael Makovsky and William Kristol

How to think about Obama's deal with Iran
Politico, November 25, 2013
By Dennis Ross

In talks with Iran, France stood on principle
The Los Angeles Times, November 14, 2013
By Eric Edelman and Ray Takeyh

How to negotiate with Iran
The Los Angeles Times, October 29, 2013
By Dennis Ross, Eric Edelman and Michael Makovsky

Standing Alone
The Weekly Standard, October 4, 2013
By Michael Makovsky and William Kristol

U.S. Must Mandate Zero Oil Exports for Iran
The Weekly Standard, July 25, 2013
By Michael Makovsky and Jonathan Ruhe

Lessons from Syria for Iran
The Weekly Standard, June 6, 2013
By Michael Makovsky and Blaise Misztal

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Media Highlights

Former Obama Aide: Bolster Israel With B-52s
Defense News, July 16, 2015

The left refuses to deal with reality on Iran
The Washington Post, March 13, 2015

Why a potential Iran deal is a disaster
The Washington Post, November 6, 2014

Iran explosion: An accident or a reminder?
The Washington Post, October 7, 2014

Congress can change the Iran equation
The Washington Post, August 4, 2014

Bipartisan indictment of Iran and Gaza policies
The Washington Post, July 28, 2014

What now on Iran?
The Washington Post, July 18, 2014

Ex-Obama adviser and other Iran experts: Obama is blowing it
The Washington Post, June 19, 2014

US defense funding bill sends strong message on Iran
The Times of Israel, May 26, 2014

Ex-Obama adviser: Interim deal is a sham
The Washington Post, January 27, 2014

Bipartisan Task Force Calls on U.S. to Support Possible Israeli Strike on Iran

The Washington Free Beacon, January 27, 2014

Iran: Is it too late?
The Washington Post, October 29, 2013

Election Smokescreen
The Washington Free Beacon, June 10, 2013

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Events

Iran Task Force on C-SPANIran Task Force on C-SPAN

Iran Task Force Report Release on Capitol Hill - July 12, 2016

Panel: Iran Experts Provide "Scorecard" for Final Nuclear Deal

Capitol Hill Panel - Negotiating to Prevent a Nuclear Iran: Options for the New Congress

Panel: The Elusive Final Deal with Iran - Developments and Options Going Forward

Panel: Prospects for a Final Deal with Iran

Panel: Assessment of the Interim Deal with Iran

Panel: U.S. Policy Toward Iran and Syria on C-SPAN

Video - June 10, 2013 Panel Discussion - Iran at A Crossroads

Press Release - June 10, 2013 Panel Discussion

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