Metastable supersymmetry breaking configurations of D-branes and N S 5-branes in string theory often owe their existence to classical gravitational interactions between the branes. We show that in the effective theory of the light fields, these interactions give rise to a non-canonical Kähler potential and other D-terms. String theory provides a UV completion in which these non-renormalizable terms can be computed. We use these observations to clarify the relation between the phase structure of ISS-type models and their brane realizations.
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We thank O. Lunin and G. Torroba for discussions. This work is supported in part by the BSF — American–Israel Bi-National Science Foundation. A.G. is supported in part by a center of excellence supported by the Israel Science Foundation (grant number 1468/06), DIP grant H.52, and the Einstein Center at the Hebrew University. D.K. is supported in part by DOE grant DE-FG02-90ER40560 and the National Science Foundation under Grant 0529954. J.M. is supported in part by a Ledley fellowship. A.R. is supported in part by a Department of Education GAANN fellowship P200A060226. A.G. thanks the EFI at the University of Chicago for hospitality during the course of this work.