November 5, 1999
This conference document includes papers produced by distinguished experts on China's weapons-of-mass-destruction (WMD) programs. The seven papers were complemented by commentaries and general discussions among the 40 specialists at the proceedings. The main topics of discussion included: - The development of China's nuclear forces. - China's...
Presentation by Iran on the Process of Compliance with Article VII of the Chemical Weapons Convention
July 1, 1999
The following paper was presented at the Thematic Workshop on Developing and Strengthening National Legislation and Policies for the Sound Management of Chemicals in Geneva, Switzerland, 22-25 June 1999 by Mr A. A. Soltanieh, Secretary of the National Authority for the Chemical Weapons Convention. Iranian Approach Towards Harmonization of National...
Unclassified Statement for the Record by John A. Lauder, Special Assistant to the DCI for Nonproliferation, on the Worldwide WMD Threat
April 29, 1999
Excerpts Thank you Mr. Chairman, Mr. Vice-Chairman, and members of the Commission.
Prepared Statement by Central Intelligence Agency Director George Tenet Before the Senate Armed Services Committee Hearing: Current and Future Threats to National Security
February 2, 1999
Good morning, Mr. Chairman. In this last annual threat assessment of the 20th century, I must tell you that US citizens and interests are threatened in many arenas and across a wide spectrum of issues. What is noteworthy is the manner in which so many issues are now intertwined and so many dangers mutually reinforcing.
February 2, 1999
SEN. WARNER: (Sounds gavel.) The Committee on the Armed Services will come to order. We welcome the director of the Central Intelligence Agency and the director of the Defense Intelligence Agency. We thank both of you for joining us -- a long tradition this committee initiates its annual work under the authorization bill with a worldwide survey...
Unclassified Report to Congress on the Acquisition of Technology Relating to WMD and Advanced Conventional Munitions, January - June 1998
February 1, 1999
Excerpts The Director of Central Intelligence (DCI) hereby submits this report in response to a Congressionally directed action in Section 721 of the FY 1997 Intelligence Authorization Act, which requires: "(a) Not later than 6 months after the date of the enactment of this Act, and every 6 months thereafter, the Director of Central Intelligence...
September 17, 1998
July 15, 1998
Current Developments and Potential for Future Surprises This paper will attempt to answer the following questions: 1) What are the current missile capabilities of Iraq and Iran? 2) What kind of WMD payloads can these countries put atop their missiles? 3) What considerations should analysts bear in mind in assessing the future direction of missile...
May 14, 1998
SEN. BROWNBACK: The hearing will be called to order. I appreciate all of you joining us today. Mr. Indyk, I appreciate you gracing our committee yet again. It seems as if we get very familiar with each other. Although today -- I know you've been involved a great deal in the peace process. We're not going to be talking about that today, unless you...
Prepared Testimony by Michael Eisenstadt Before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee Hearing: U.S. Policy Toward Iran
May 14, 1998
The May 1997 election of Mohammad Khatami as president of Iran has raised hopes and expectations of change in Iran's domestic and foreign policy. In the foreign policy arena, it is possible to discern a new vocabulary (emphasizing "detente," "stability," and a "dialogue between civilizations") and efforts to defuse tensions with former adversaries.