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Middlebury Institute Professor Avner Cohen provides insight into Iran’s nuclear potential.

Nonproliferation and Terrorism Studies professor Dr. Avner Cohen recently published an article in the Israeli newspaper Haaretz analyzing Iran’s nuclear potential.

Nonproliferation and Terrorism Studies professor Dr. Avner Cohen recently published an article in the Israeli newspaper Haaretz analyzing Iran’s nuclear potential. Published October 11, 2021, Cohen’s article refutes fatalist claims that Iran is close to becoming a nuclear threshold state.

After a U.S. think tank claimed that the U.S. withdrawal from the Iran nuclear deal in 2018 enabled Iran to approach nuclear capability, members of Israeli leadership expressed concern that Iran’s nuclear potential has reached the point of no return. Cohen, however, argues that Iran is not even months away from reaching nuclear threshold status due to political attention and technical constraints. Cohen also articulates that the damage caused by the U.S. abandonment of the nuclear deal is not irreversible. Potential solutions include negotiations to form a new agreement with diplomatic, economic, and other deterrents as well as bargaining to create an amended nuclear agreement to reverse Iran’s nuclear progress.

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