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Earl Gregg Swem Library

Iran’s Foreign Policy

Categories: Arab,Iran,Middle East Conflict,Nuclear Energy,Terrorism

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/mideast/R44017.pdf

Analyzes the motives and objectives behind Iran’s foreign policy including ideology, threat perceptions, national interests, and connections with terrorist groups. From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

Parameters for a Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action Regarding the Islamic Republic of Iran’s Nuclear Program

Categories: Arms Control,Energy,European Union,Foreign Affairs,Headlines,Iran,Nuclear Arms,Nuclear Energy

https://www.whitehouse.gov/sites/default/files/docs/parametersforajointcomprehenisveplanofaction.pdf

Lists key provisions of the agreement between Iran, the European Union, and the P5+1 in which Iran agreed to limit its nuclear development program in exchange for sanctions relief.  From the State Department

 

Iran-Contra Revisited

Categories: History,Iran,Latin America,Presidency

http://www2.gwu.edu/~nsarchiv/NSAEBB/NSAEBB483/

A set of eight recently declassified documents covering notes and meetings related to what became known as the Iran-Contra scandal of the 1980s and the question of presidential power,  From the National Security Archive

 

Iran 1953: US Envoy to Baghdad Suggested to Fleeing Shah He Not Acknowledge Foreign Role in Coup

Categories: Foreign Affairs,History,Iran,Spying/Intelligence

http://www2.gwu.edu/~nsarchiv/NSAEBB/NSAEBB477/

A collection of six declassified documents from U.S. and British sources that add to the controversy about the events surrounding the removal of Iranian Prime Minister Mossaddeq and the restoration of the Shah to power in 1953.  From the National Security Archive

 

Iraq Crisis and U.S. Policy

Categories: Arab,Asia,Iran,Iraq,Syria,Terrorism

http://fas.org/sgp/crs/mideast/R43612.pdf

Describes the offensive of the group known as the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, the threat posed to U.S. interests by the offensive, and the policy options available.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

Iran: State Leads an Interagency Process to Determine Whether to Impose Sanctions under Section 5(b) of the Iran Sanctions Act

Categories: Arms Control,Govt Processes/Organization,Iran,Nuclear Arms

http://www.gao.gov/assets/670/663598.pdf

Describes the process that the State Department and other relevant federal agencies follow to determine whether to impose sanctions on Iran for its nuclear activities including criteria used and the role of the Office of Counterproliferation.  From the Government Accountability Office

 

Iran’s Nuclear Program: Tehran’s Compliance with International Obligations

Categories: Arms Control,Iran,Nuclear Arms,United Nations

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/nuke/R40094.pdf

Provides a brief overview of Iran’s nuclear program and describes the legal basis for the actions taken by the International Atomic Energy Agency and the UN Security Council to restrict the program to peaceful purposes.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

 

Achievements of and Outlook for Sanctions on Iran

Categories: Civil/Human Rights,Foreign Affairs,Iran,Nuclear Arms,United Nations

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/mideast/R43492.pdf

Reviews the history of sanctions imposed on Iran by the U.S., the UN, and multinational sanctions, and the debate over how successful those sanctions have been in moderating Iran’s nuclear policy, human rights record, and foreign policy goals.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

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