Tuesday, April 18, 2006

Iran's Capabilities and Options for the Future

Center for Strategic & International Studies:
Anthony H. Cordesman and Khalid R. Al-Rodhan of CSIS released a new study analyzing the different options to deal with a nuclear armed Iran in case diplomacy fails. Cordesman and Al-Rodhan explore the implications of economic sanctions, possible US military options, the consequences of an Israeli strike, and the possible Iranian responses.

Iranian Nuclear Weapons? Iran’s Missiles and Possible Delivery Systems
- Working Draft, Revised: April 17, 2006 READ MORE

A report by Anthony H. Cordesman and Khalid R. Al-Rodhan analyzes Iran’s nuclear weapons program, in light of the announcement by the Iranian president yesterday. The study lays out what is and is not known about these efforts. It does not find conclusive evidence or some smoking gun, but it raises deep concerns about Iran's actions and conclude it is almost certainly seeking to deploy nuclear weapons and nuclear-armed long range missiles.

Iranian NuclearWeapons? The Uncertain Nature of Iran’s Nuclear Programs - Working Draft, Revised: April 12, 2006.

In this study, Cordesman and Al-Rodhan analyze Iran’s missile programs and possible delivery systems, and outline what is known about Iran’s real world delivery capabilities.

Iranian Nuclear Weapons? The Options if Diplomacy Fails - Working Draft, Revised: April 7, 2006