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Earl Gregg Swem Library

Iran: International Energy Data and Analysis

Categories: Energy,Iran,Statistics

Describes the effects of international sanctions on Iran’s production of crude oil and natural gas despite the country’s large known reserves.  From the Energy Information Administration


Iran’s Foreign Policy

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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



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