Crisis Guide - Iran
This interactive presentation traces Iran’s history, its evolution as an Islamic republic, and the controversial nuclear program. It also offers an expert overview of the main policy options for dealing with Iran.
Iran’s ambitions as a regional power, its links to groups considered terrorist organizations, and tensions within the Iranian regime pose a range of challenges to its neighbors and the world. Drawing on the insights of more than twenty-five leading analysts, government officials, and journalists, this interactive guide explores these challenges and offers a range of expert opinions on the policy options for addressing them. The guide also uses multimedia elements to trace the country’s history, examine its oil-driven economy, and survey its controversial nuclear program.
This guide is organized into seven chapters including a cinematic overview, photo timelines, followed by several chapters dedicated to overviews of certain aspects of Iran today, video discussions of the various policy options for dealing with the challenges posed by Iran, and lastly—a staple in every Crisis Guide—a thorough list of readings, primary source documents, and other resources for those looking to pursue further research.