See our NEWEST report,“Strategic Options for Iran: Balancing Pressure with Diplomacy”
“Weighing Benefits and Costs of International Sanctions Against Iran,” explains how the U.S. and its allies can maximize the advantages of the sanctions against Iran while minimizing potential negative consequences.
A fact-based discussion is needed to inform decision-making in our democratic process. As Thomas Jefferson once noted, “In a republican nation whose citizens are to be led by reason and persuasion, and not by force, the art of reasoning becomes of first importance.” To contribute to the democratic ‘art of reasoning,’ more than 35 of our nation’s foremost national security leaders came together to endorse a new non-partisan report discussing the benefits and costs of attacking Iran’s nuclear program. The signatories count among their ranks generals, ambassadors, senators and security analysts who have worked in some of the most prestigious positions at some of the highest levels of American foreign policy.
For a full copy of the report click here
For the Executive Summary click here
See executive summary of the military report here: “Executive Summary”
This report was signed and endorsed by: Morton Abramowitz, Amb.; Richard L. Armitage; Ellen Laipson; Jessica T. Matthews; Samuel Berger; Zbigniew Brzezinski; William G. Miller, Amb.; Gregory S. Newbold, LtGen; Nicholas Burns, Amb.; Stephen A. Cheney, BrigGen.; Sam Nunn, Sen; Thomas R. Pickering, Amb.; Joseph Cirincione; Edward P. Djerejian, Amb.; Paul Pillar; Joe Sestak, RADM.; James Dobbins, Amb.; William J. Fallon, Adm.; Brent Scowcroft, Gen.; Anne-Marie Slaughter; Leslie H. Gelb; Chuck Hagel, Sen.; Paul Volcker; James Walsh; Lee H. Hamilton, Rep.; Stephen B. Heintz; John C. Whitehead; Lawrence B. Wilkerson, Col.; Carla A. Hills; Frank Kearney, LTG.; Timothy E. Wirth, Sen.; Frank G. Wisner, Amb.; Daniel C. Kurtzner, Amb.; William H. Luers, Amb.; Anthony C. Zinni, Gen.
To watch the public launch of the report, from September 13, at the Woodrow Wilson Center, click here