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Robert Reardon

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One Brattle Square 503
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Cambridge, MA, 02138

Robert Reardon

Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Project on Managing the Atom/International Security Program

Contact:
Telephone: 617-495-8995
Fax: 617-496-0606
Email: robert_reardon@hks.harvard.edu

 

Experience

Robert Reardon's research focuses on the use of coercion and positive inducements in nuclear nonproliferation policy. He also works on the effects of the innovation and diffusion of dual-use technologies on international security. He is the author of Containing Iran: Strategies for Addressing the Iranian Nuclear Challenge (RAND, September 2012). Dr. Reardon holds a Ph.D. in political science from MIT.

 

 

By Date

 

2013

Winter 2013-14

"Robert Reardon: Sanctions, Inducements, And How To Handle Iran"

Newsletter Article, Belfer Center Newsletter

By Alexandra Van Dine and Robert Reardon, Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Project on Managing the Atom/International Security Program

As†the United States and Iran approach an historic moment in their relations (or lack thereof), smart diplomatic interaction has never been more important. Belfer Center postdoctoral fellow Robert Reardon highlights the communications trap into which many policymakers fall when trying to explain this issue to the American public.

 

 

Oct 2, 2013

"Iranís Nuclear Ambitions: Motivations, Trajectory, and Global Implications"

Book Chapter

By Robert Reardon, Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Project on Managing the Atom/International Security Program

Iran may already possess the ability to produce nuclear weapons, but for the time being Tehran appears content to continue gradually advancing its nuclear program while remaining within the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty.†This book chapter assesses Iranís potential to develop nuclear weapons, the nature of its nuclear decision-making, and the possible policy implications of Iranís nuclear choices.

 

 

Summer 2013

"Correspondence: Nuclear Negotiations with Iran"

Journal Article, issue 1, volume 38

By Paul R. Pillar, Robert Reardon, Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Project on Managing the Atom/International Security Program, James K. Sebenius, Gordon Donaldson Professor of Business Administration, HBS, Belfer Center Faculty Affiliate and Michael K. Singh

Paul R. Pillar and Robert Reardon respond to James K. Sebenius and Michael K. Singh's Winter 2012/2013 International Security article, "Is a Nuclear Deal with Iran Possible: An Analytical Framework for the Iran Nuclear Negotiations."

 

2012

September 2012

Containing Iran: Strategies for Addressing the Iranian Nuclear Challenge

Book

By Robert Reardon, Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Project on Managing the Atom/International Security Program

This study assesses current U.S. policy options on the Iranian nuclear question. It suggests that U.S. goals can be met through patient and forward-looking policymaking. Specifically, the United States can begin to lay the groundwork for an effective containment policy while continuing efforts to forestall Iranian weaponization. A successful containment policy will promote long-term positive political change in Iran while avoiding counterproductive provocation.

 

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