This week's reading list contains selections on Iran's internal politics, underground defenses, nuclear power program and a possible US blockade initiated by the US Congress. Greg Bruno at the Council of Foreign Relations writes about Religion and Politics in Iran. Gabriel Schoenfeld at the Weekly Standard looks into the fortified, underground defenses of Iran's nuclear program, and how they would need to be overcome for any US/Israeli attack to be successful. Cyrus Safdari makes a passionate case that Iran's nuclear power program is peaceful and, most of all, legal. Most important read of the week goes to Carah Ong, who points out that controversial Congressional resolutions are poised to require a belligerent blockade of Iran, which is tantamount to an act of war.
Religion and Politics in Iran by Greg Bruno
Darkness at the End of the Tunnel, Penetrating the Iranian Underground by Gabriel Schoenfeld
Iran's nuclear program: The REAL issue behind the conflict by Cyrus Safdari
Sanctions Resolution Raises Controversy by Carah Ong