Improving the Relationship Between the U.S. and Iran with Ambassador Thomas Pickering

On Monday November 2, 2015, Ambassador Thomas Pickering visited American University to address Improving the Relationship Between the U.S. and Iran. Ambassador Pickering has served as Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs and U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, Russia, India, Israel, Nigeria, Jordan and El Salvador. He has also served as Assistant Secretary of State for the Bureau of Oceans, Environmental and Scientific Affairs and as Special Assistant to Secretaries of State William P. Rogers and Henry A. Kissinger.

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Who Wields Iranian Sanctions Authority?

On December 28, 1977, the International Emergency Economic Powers Act (IEEPA) was signed into law, which allows a president to intervene in any U.S. business transactions with a foreign entity if a state of emergency is declared.

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The Iran Nuclear Agreement & Congress’s Role

The dangers of nuclear weapons programs span a spectrum of catastrophe: from a meltdown at a nuclear reactor, to a state detonating a nuclear weapon, to terrorists setting off a dirty bomb.  The paradox of the security and insecurity that nuclear weapons concurrently provide has yet to be reconciled, but for now, the U.S. must […]

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Admiral Fallon Testifies Before the House Committee on Foreign Affairs

On September 09, ASP Board Member Admiral William Fallon testified on the Implications of a Nuclear Agreement with Iran before the House Committee on Foreign Affairs. He was joined in testifying before members of Congress by General Charles Wald, Vice Admiral John Bird, and Leon Wieseltier who is the Isaiah Berlin Senior Fellow in Culture and Policy at the Brookings Institute.

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Iranian Human Rights Defenders Coming Out Massively in Support of the Iran Deal

Dr. Trita Parsi, President of the National Iranian American Council, shows the Iran nuclear deal continues to gain more international support from groups.

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BGen. Cheney Interviewed on Iran Deal

On August 13, Al Jazeera America news anchor Stephanie Sy spoke with ASP CEO BGen. Stephen A Cheney in response to a recent letter signed by 36 retired admirals and generals in support of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action.

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ASP’s BGen Cheney on the UK’s Nuclear Program

ASP CEO BGen. Stephen Cheney is featured in an article on the United Kingdom’s current nuclear program in National Defense Magazine’s September 2015 issue. The nuclear program, Trident, has recently been called into question as it is currently slated to be replaced by the late 2020s, which would cost the UK between $23.4 and $31.2 […]

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Understanding the Iran Nuclear Deal | August 4, 2015 ASP event

“Therefore it is a good deal for the world, a good deal for America, a good deal for our allies and our friends, and we believe it richly deserves your support.” – Secretary Kerry In ASP’s Understanding the Iran Nuclear Deal event, ASP board member Adm. William J. Fallon, USN (Ret.), award winning author Dr. […]

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The Iran Nuclear Deal and the Middle East

After the signing of the historic nuclear deal between the P5+1 nations and Iran, regional actors denounced the deal for fear it spelled a new regional balance of power, and added to the Islamic Republic’s regional influence. The U.S.’s largest allies in the Middle East were quick to shun the deal. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin […]

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