Andrea Stricker is deputy director of the nonproliferation and biodefense program and a research fellow at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies (FDD). Follow her on Twitter @StrickerNonpro. FDD is a nonpartisan research institute focusing on national security and foreign policy.
The Biden administration is too willing to trade sanctions relief for illusory concessions.
And there are steps the U.S. can take to ward them off.
The Islamic Republic has flouted its nonproliferation obligations and is moving closer to the nuclear threshold.
Since Russia seized the plant in March, the safety and security of the plant have been in jeopardy.
No wonder it’s in no rush to renegotiate a nuclear deal.
The agency’s head has vowed not to close a four-year-old investigation of the Islamic Republic’s nuclear work. Does he mean it this time?
Even a new deal might give us a ‘breakout time’ of only a few months.