Decoding the U.S. National Intelligence Estimate on Iran's Nuclear Weapons Program

By Gerald M. Steinberg

Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs (JCPA), December 2007

Differing conclusions arose in 2003 regarding Iran's nuclear development program between Israel, concerned about Iran's nuclear capabilities, and the United States, concerned about Iran's intentions. Steinberg uses the two nations as examples to argue that focusing on the intentions or the capabilities of a potential enemy demonstrate the interests and the biases of the examiner.

Topic: Diplomacy, International Relations, Iran

Name of Publication: Jerusalem Issue Briefs

Volume/Issue: Vol.27/No.24

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Genre: Article

Coverage: Iran , Israel , United States

Language: English

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Bibliographic Information:
Steinberg, Gerald M. Decoding the U.S. National Intelligence Estimate on Iran's Nuclear Weapons Program. Jerusalem Issue Briefs. Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs (JCPA). December 2007: http://www.bjpa.org/Publications/details.cfm?PublicationID=13752


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