Our Publications

Newsletters
November 26, 2019
This month's newsletter features an essay on the history of Iran's efforts to develop chemical weapons and an update on the companies that have abandoned trade with Iran, one year after the United States re-imposed powerful sanctions on Iran's banking, energy, and shipping sectors. 
Weapon Program Background Report
November 26, 2019
This essay describes the origins of Iran's chemical weapon (CW) program during the Iran-Iraq war, Iran's efforts to establish an indigenous CW production capability through foreign procurement, its CW-related transfers, and its adherence to the Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC).
International Enforcement Actions
November 15, 2019
The U.S. Department of Justice unsealed an indictment last week charging Iranian nationals Ali Reza Shokri, Behzad Pourghannad, and Farzin Faridmanesh with orchestrating the shipment of carbon fiber from the United States to Iran. However, the three Iranians represent just half of a continent-spanning scheme first revealed seven years ago, when a...
International Enforcement Actions
October 31, 2019
The United States recently exposed a scheme by two individuals to procure export-controlled U.S. and Canadian equipment with nuclear applications on behalf of an end user in Iran. The timing of the conspiracy highlights Iran's continued efforts to illicitly obtain Western technology despite the implementation of the JCPOA in January 2016.
Newsletters
October 31, 2019
This month's newsletter features analysis of a recent U.S. export enforcement case against two men who conspired to ship export controlled machine tools with nuclear applications from the United States to Iran via the United Arab Emirates. The newsletter also includes a timeline of chemical weapon-related development in Iran.
International Enforcement Actions
October 7, 2019
On June 6, 2017, Iranian citizen Alireza Jalali was arrested at New York’s John F. Kennedy airport upon his arrival from Malaysia. Ten days later, Australian authorities made a related arrest of another Iranian citizen, Negar Ghodskani, based on a U.S. extradition request.
Newsletters
September 26, 2019
This month’s newsletter features a report on Iran's missile development and arms exports in the context of soon-to-be-expiring restrictions established by U.N. Security Council resolution 2231, which endorsed the Iran nuclear deal. The newsletter also includes a detailed timeline of Iran's missile development from 1985 to the present day.
Articles and Reports
September 25, 2019
The attacks earlier this month on critical oil facilities in Saudi Arabia have sharpened the focus on the ways in which Iran is using its missile capabilities to destabilize the Middle East, including through activities that violate U.N. Security Council resolutions.
Newsletters
August 30, 2019
This month’s newsletter includes analysis of how the nuclear procurement channel established by the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) has fared in the wake of the U.S. withdrawal from the agreement and an update on companies re-evaluating trade with Iran in light of the re-imposition of sweeping U.S. sanctions.
Policy Briefs
August 29, 2019
U.N. Security Council resolution 2231 established a procurement channel for nuclear-related transfers to Iran. Despite its withdrawal from the JCPOA, the U.S. continues to highlight Iranian violations and to influence nuclear-related trade with Iran, complicating international efforts to manage procurement.

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