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Robert Reardon

Robert Reardon

Former Research Fellow, Project on Managing the Atom/International Security Program, 2012–2014

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Email: robert_reardon@hks.harvard.edu

 

Experience

Former Research Fellow, Project on Managing the Atom/International Security Program, 2012–2014

Current Affiliation: Assistant Professor of Political Science, School of Public and International Affairs, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, North Carolina

 

 

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2014

July 17, 2014

"Why There Won't Be a Nuclear Grand Bargain with Iran"

Op-Ed, The National Interest

By Sven-Eric Fikenscher, Research Fellow, International Security Program/Project on Managing the Atom and Robert Reardon, Former Research Fellow, Project on Managing the Atom/International Security Program, 2012–2014

"Rather than continuing with the current objective of a comprehensive grand bargain, the United States and its partners in the P5+1 should instead work toward a series of interim agreements using the JPOA as a model, with each successive accord building on the last. Such a gradual, incremental approach offers a better chance of ultimately resolving the nuclear dispute, at a lower risk of the existing deal falling apart."

 

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, Former Research Fellow, Project on Managing the Atom/International Security Program, 2012–2014

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

"Iran’s Nuclear Ambitions: Motivations, Trajectory, and Global Implications"

Book Chapter

By Robert Reardon, Former Research Fellow, Project on Managing the Atom/International Security Program, 2012–2014

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 Iran’s potential to develop nuclear weapons, the nature of its nuclear decision-making, and the possible policy implications of Iran’s nuclear choices.

 

 

Summer 2013

"Correspondence: Nuclear Negotiations with Iran"

Journal Article, issue 1, volume 38

By Paul R. Pillar, Robert Reardon, Former Research Fellow, Project on Managing the Atom/International Security Program, 2012–2014, 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, Former Research Fellow, Project on Managing the Atom/International Security Program, 2012–2014

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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