The US and Iran: Sanctions, Energy, Arms Control, and Regime Change

Author
Anthony H. Cordesman, Bryan Gold, Chloe Coughlin-Schulte
Content Type
Working Paper
Institution
Center for Strategic and International Studies
Abstract
US and Iranian strategic competition is heavily drive by four key factors–the success or failure of sanctions, the im0pact of that competition on the flow of Gulf energy exports, the success or failure of efforts to limit Iran's nuclear options and the broader prospect for arms control, and the prospects for accommodation of regime change. In recent years, the key variable has been ways in which sanctions on Iran have changed US and Iranian competition since the fall of 2011, and helped lead to a tentative set of Iranian agreements with the UN's P5+1--the five permanent members of the UN Security Council, namely United States, Russia, China, United Kingdom, and France, plus Germany--in November 2013.
Topic
Security, Arms Control and Proliferation, Economics, Oil, Regime Change, Sanctions
Political Geography
Russia, United States, China, United Kingdom, Iran, Middle East, France, Germany