Articles and Reports

Articles and Reports
June 16, 2015
As the negotiations over Iran’s nuclear program approach the June 30 deadline for a final deal, a crucial issue remains unresolved: inspections.
Articles and Reports
February 5, 2014
The continuing nuclear talks with Iran have just entered their most challenging phase. During the next six months, the U.S. and its negotiating partners will try, in the words of President Barack Obama, to persuade Iran to agree on a “peaceful nuclear program,” including a “modest enrichment capability,” that leaves it short of the ability to...
Articles and Reports
May 13, 2013
There has been a lot of talk about Iran making a sudden dash for the bomb. With its thousands of gas centrifuges, and its tons of enriched uranium, Iran might be able to make a bomb’s worth of nuclear fuel before any other country, such as the United States, could intervene to stop it—that is the fear. In September, Israel’s Prime Minister...
Articles and Reports
May 13, 2013
There has been a lot of talk about Iran making a sudden dash for the bomb. The fear is that, with its thousands of gas centrifuges and its tons of enriched uranium, Iran might be able to make a bomb’s worth of nuclear fuel before the U.S. or any other country could intervene to stop it. In a speech in September at the United Nations, Israeli...
Articles and Reports
February 25, 2013
North Korea’s nuclear saga is a cautionary tale for anyone attempting to bargain with the Islamic Republic. Before making any halfway deal, U.S. and European diplomats should insist that Iran remove itself from the path that North Korea so easily followed. If Iran wants to convince the world that it has no desire to acquire nuclear weapons, then...
Articles and Reports
February 21, 2013
Talks with Iran over its nuclear program resume next week in Almaty, Kazakhstan. The stakes are high. Pressure from sanctions has increased, but Iran’s nuclear progress continues as well. Last year, the P5+1 negotiating partners – the five members of the U.N. Security Council plus Germany – offered Iran an interim deal that addressed some...
Articles and Reports
February 6, 2013
A tough new U.S. sanctions measure against Iran goes into effect today, restricting foreign governments from remitting payments for Iranian oil back to Tehran. The payments now must be kept within the banking system of the oil-importing country and can be used by Iran only to purchase local goods. If the local bank transfers the Iranian funds...
Articles and Reports
October 12, 2012
"Facts matter." That's what Vice President Joe Biden said during the portion of last night's debate with Congressman Paul Ryan that related to Iran. Facts especially matter when discussing what the debate's moderator called the biggest national security threat facing the United States. So, how were Vice President Biden and Congressman Ryan on the...
Articles and Reports, Wisconsin Project Investigations
August 2, 2012
Nearly four years after the United States first sanctioned the Islamic Republic of Iran Shipping Lines (IRISL) and its fleet, the company appears to be struggling to stay afloat. IRISL has been scrambling in recent months, setting up new front companies, dissolving others, swapping personnel, re-naming vessels, and re-flagging ships to...
Articles and Reports
June 20, 2012
A third round of nuclear talks with Iran in as many months ended yesterday with the same disappointing result: no progress. After two days of negotiations in Moscow, Iran was still adamant in rejecting a call to stop enriching uranium up to 20 percent, and to close its provocative enrichment site at Fordow, which is tunneled into a mountain to...

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