Robert Jervis, Adlai E. Stevenson Professor of International Politics and Saltzman Institute member, has a new working paper, “Relations between the US and Iran: Threats and Promises,” Dr. Jervis gives a comprehensive review of the problems and possibilities in American negotiations with Iran over the latter’s nuclear program. Examining the efficacy of a carrot-and-stick approach in convincing Iran to halt its nuclear program, Dr. Jervis presents a number of options suggested by the theory of deterrence and international diplomacy.

This working paper is available in .pdf format here, and other papers in the series, including Austin Long’s analysis of a hypothetical military strike on Iranian nuclear facilities, “Stall Speed,” are available in our Programs section.