By John T. Bennett - 12/06/11 02:15 PM EST
The report will examine, according to the preview, such tricky questions as:
* "Many experts advocate a containment and deterrence strategy, but will it work?
* "What are the real diplomatic, strategic and military costs and challenges?"
The Senate last week approved an amendment to a Pentagon policy bill pushed by Kirk and Sen. Robert MenendezRobert MenendezTim Kaine backs call to boost funding for Israeli missile defense GMO labeling bill advances in the Senate over Dem objections Overnight Finance: Trump threatens NAFTA withdrawal | Senate poised for crucial Puerto Rico vote | Ryan calls for UK trade deal | Senate Dems block Zika funding deal MORE (D-N.J.) that would prohibit any U.S. financial entity from engaging in transactions with any foreign government, central bank or other financial firm that does business with the Central Bank of Iran.
The Obama administration opposes the measure, saying it would cause adverse collateral damage, including dissuading some nations from helping efforts to further isolate Tehran and convince it to drop the nuclear arms program.