“This extraordinary, well-reasoned and data-filled call for avoiding a military strike on Iran and the civilian casualties therefrom should give pause to anyone contemplating military strikes.”

Amos Jordan, Former CEO of the Center for Strategic & International Studies, Brigadier General, U.S. Army, (Ret.)

“Occasionally, a policy paper will emerge from the reams of documents churned out every year, and jolt you awake with its power and import. This is one of those papers. Beautifully written and meticulously researched, this is ‘realism with a heart.’ Unapologetic about the nature of the Iranian regime and simultaneously unapologetic in its defense of the humanitarian rights of Iranians, it is a bracing wake-up call to all those who casually speak of military strikes on Iran. As the debate heats up in Washington, this work is a vital reminder of the human, social, and environmental tragedies that would be left in the wake of a military strike and a must-read for all Americans.”

Afshin Molavi, Senior Fellow at The New America Foundation and author of “The Soul of Iran”

“To all the many reasons not to go to war with Iran, ‘The Ayatollah’s Nuclear Gamble’ adds perhaps the most compelling: the deaths and injuries it would inflict on tens of thousands of Iranians… Surely the world can find a better way to deal with the threat from Iran’s regime than by starting another ruinous war, which Khamenei would welcome, in a region that has already seen far too many atrocities.”

Barbara Slavin, Senior Fellow at The Atlantic Council and author of “Bitter Friends, Bosom Enemies: Iran, the U.S. and the Twisted Path to Confrontation”