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