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Policy Briefs
February 23, 2018
At its plenary meeting in Paris this week, the Financial Action Task Force decided to maintain Iran's status as a high-risk jurisdiction for money laundering and terrorist financing, while continuing to waive the most severe penalties for this listing. The 38-member body sets global standards on how to combat these threats to the international...
Articles and Reports
January 25, 2018
The ongoing effort by the United States to identify and designate companies and individuals supporting Iran's missile program stands in contrast to the European Union, which has not sanctioned any Iran-related entities of proliferation concern since the agreement's implementation.
Policy Briefs
December 22, 2017
Events over the past week have created mounting pressure to address Iran's ballistic missile program and its missile and arms exports. On December 19, Iranian-backed Houthi militants in Yemen fired another short-range ballistic missile into Saudi Arabia.
Policy Briefs
September 26, 2017
The 72nd United Nations General Assembly concludes this week with increased uncertainty about the future of the nuclear agreement with Iran. In his address to world leaders on September 19, U.S. President Donald Trump called the agreement "the worst and most one-sided transaction the United States has ever entered into." It appears increasingly...
September 14, 2017
The landmark nuclear deal with Iran, known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) turned two years old on July 14. Yet two years after it was agreed to, and 18 months after the start of its implementation, the public has no clear sense of how the agreement is functioning. One of the main reasons for this uncertainty is a lack of public...
Articles and Reports
August 14, 2017
UNSCR 2231 implements the 2015 nuclear agreement with Iran and imposes missile- and arms-related restrictions. Little-noticed biannual reporting by the UN Secretary General alleges that Iran is repeatedly violating these non-nuclear provisions. More must be done to investigate allegations of noncompliance and to punish violations of the resolution.
Articles and Reports
July 14, 2017
Today marks the two year anniversary of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action. Speaking from Vienna on July 14, 2015, U.S.
Articles and Reports
July 14, 2017
This narrative describes Iran’s commitments under the nuclear agreement and the commitments made by the United States and its negotiating partners in return.
Weapon Program Background Report
June 21, 2017
1967: Start-up of the U.S.-supplied 5-megawatt Tehran Research Reactor (TRR). 1970: Iran signs the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty (NPT). 1974: Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) is established.
Speeches and Testimony
June 7, 2017
How has implementation of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action diminished public knowledge of Iran’s nuclear program and what are the mechanisms in the agreement that could help increase transparency? Valerie Lincy and CSIS' Sharon Squassoni discuss these questions in a podcast.