Don't Let Up: Putting pressure on Iran's military nuclear program

Publication Date: January 2008

Publisher: Hoover Institution on War, Revolution, and Peace

Author(s): Michael McFaul; Abbas Milani

Research Area: Government; International relations

Keywords: Iran; Nuclear Weapons; Arms Control

Type: Brief

Coverage: Iran


Whether or not Iran has really suspended its military nuclear program, pressure on Tehran must continue. The National Intelligence Estimate (NIE) released in December 2007 offers an opportunity to escape United States debate on Iran. The US can embrace a new strategy that pursues both the short-term goal of arms control and the long-term goal of democracy in Iran.

This essay appeared in the Washington Post on December 29, 2007.