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Articles and Reports
February 25, 2010
Earlier this month, Iran began to enrich uranium to 19.75 percent, a fateful step that will bring Iran far closer to being able to fuel a nuclear weapon.(a) Iran justified this action by claiming that the enrichment was necessary to produce fuel for its Tehran research reactor (TRR),(b) which is expected to run out of fuel in a year or two....
Articles and Reports, Wisconsin Project Investigations
December 15, 2009
As the United States tries to muster support for stronger international sanctions against Iran, there is mounting evidence that the United States itself is not devoting the resources needed to enforce its own sanctions - notably against companies arming Iran. Tough laws have been enacted to punish such companies, but these laws are not being...
Articles and Reports
September 30, 2009
Iran has been building a secret uranium enrichment plant that, according to the United States, would house 3,000 centrifuges and be capable of enriching enough uranium for one or two bombs per year. Yet, at their present rate of production, 3,000 of Iran's existing IR-1 centrifuges would take two years to fuel a bomb and ten years to produce the...
Articles and Reports
September 30, 2009
The disclosure of Iran's secret nuclear plant has changed the way the West must negotiate with Tehran. While worrisome enough on its own, the plant at Qum may well be the first peek at something far worse: a planned, or even partly completed, hidden nuclear archipelago stretching across the country. The Qum plant doesn't make much sense as a stand...
Articles and Reports
September 25, 2009
Today's revelation that Iran has been building -- in secret -- a uranium enrichment plant should dispel any doubts about the true nature of Iran's nuclear program. Why would Iran hide such a site -- capable of fueling weapons as well as reactors -- if it is merely civilian in nature? If the United States and its partners fail to win an immediate...
Articles and Reports
July 9, 2009
According to a recent article in a Brazilian news magazine (ISTOE), Brazil and Iran are seeking to deepen financial cooperation and trade ties, including in ways that could mask Iran's involvement and help it circumvent sanctions. The final agreement, drafted in late March, was supposed to have been signed in May, according to ISTOE, during a...
Articles and Reports
April 8, 2009
Yesterday, prosecutors in New York revealed that during the past three years, a Chinese firm sold Iran materials useful for making nuclear weapons and long-range missiles. The revelations were the product of an extensive investigation into suspicious transactions by the Manhattan District Attorney's office. The Wisconsin Project on Nuclear Arms...
Articles and Reports
September 29, 2008
The coverage of the latest bombastic tour of Manhattan by President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad of Iran may have obscured the fact that the International Atomic Energy Agency has released its latest report on Tehran's nuclear program, and it contains some unpleasant news: By the time we inaugurate our next president, Iran is likely to achieve "virtual"...
Articles and Reports
January 1, 2008
In mid-October, the U.S. Commerce Department began to implement a new program to reduce controls on the sale of militarily useful American products to China. For the first time, certain companies in China are being allowed to receive such products from the United States without obtaining an export license that would otherwise be required. The...
Articles and Reports
December 6, 2007
On Monday the United States intelligence community issued what everyone agrees was blockbuster news: a report stating that in the autumn of 2003, Iran halted its nuclear weapons program. The National Intelligence Estimate has been heralded as a courageous act of independence by the intelligence agencies, and praised by both parties for showing a...

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