July 26, 2023
This month’s newsletter features a look at a recent U.S. indictment of Chinese national Xiangjiang Qiao. Qiao is an associate of Li Fang Wei (Karl Lee), a major supplier of critical components to Iran’s missile program from 2006 until at least 2014.
International Enforcement Actions
July 25, 2023
Rumor has it that the notorious proliferator Karl Lee may be in prison, but open-source evidence suggests that his network is still active.
June 27, 2023
This month’s newsletter features an analysis of recent trends in U.S. and EU sanctions against Iran. Whereas in the past these sanctions have focused heavily on Iran’s nuclear and ballistic missile programs, over the past two years the focus has shifted dramatically toward targeting human rights violators and drone-related entities.
Articles and Reports
June 26, 2023
In the past, U.S. and European sanctions against Iran have focused heavily on its nuclear and ballistic missile programs. But over the last two years, that focus appears to have shifted.
May 25, 2023
This month's newsletter features a new episode of Iran Watch Listen, a podcast by the Wisconsin Project on Nuclear Arms Control. We sat down with Dr. Bruce Goodwin to discuss the process of building nuclear weapons from a technical perspective, and explored the experience Iran has with some of the key steps of the weaponization process.
Interviews and Podcasts
May 17, 2023
Once Iran has the fuel, what else would it need to build a nuclear weapon? To find out, we spoke to Dr. Bruce Goodwin, an expert on nuclear weapons design and testing.
April 28, 2023
This month’s newsletter features updates to a timeline of milestones in Iran’s nuclear program. Since the last update in May 2022, efforts to restore the 2015 nuclear deal have come to a halt and Iran has begun, continued, or completed the construction of several new nuclear-related facilities.
Weapon Program Background Report
April 25, 2023
Since May 2022, efforts to restore the 2015 nuclear deal have come to a halt and Iran has continued deploying advanced centrifuges and expanding its stockpile of highly enriched uranium.
Speeches and Testimony
April 20, 2023
On April 20, Wisconsin Project Executive Director Valerie Lincy took part in a roundtable discussion on Iran's drone program, hosted by The Washington Institute for Near East Policy, along with General Kenneth McKenzie Jr. (USMC, Ret.) and Damien Spleeters of Conflict Armament Research.
March 31, 2023
This month's newsletter features updates to several Iran Watch resources tracking Iran's missile and nuclear programs. Over the last year, Iran has unveiled new ballistic and cruise missile models and launched the Ghaem-100 space launch vehicle.