Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies Program on Energy and Sustainable Development Stanford University


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The Ayatollah's Pregnant Pause

Opinion Piece/Newspaper Article

Jeffrey Lewis - Affiliate at CISAC

Published by
Foreign Policy, August 15, 2012

CISAC Affiliate Jeffrey Lewis, founder of the blog, explains that journalists and foreign policy elites have misunderstood the National Intelligence Estimates on Iran's nuclear program, particularly the 2007 report, which claimed that Iran halted its covert nuclear weapons program in 2003. Lewis spoke with FSI's Tom Fingar, who explained that the report intended to signal that Tehran is sensitive to international pressure, and that it could restart the nuclear weapons program at a later date.