August 31, 2020
This month’s newsletter includes a report on U.S. laws that restrict trade with and investment in Iran and punish proliferation. The report provides a chronology of U.S. sanctions over four decades, including actions taken by the U.S. Government since it withdrew from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) and began a policy of “maximum...
July 31, 2020
This month’s newsletter includes a new Iran Watch podcast about the techniques that Iranian vessels use to transport illegal goods and evade sanctions. Two experts from the U.S.
June 30, 2020
This month's newsletter features a report on the history and status of Iran’s ballistic missiles, with a focus on their role as a nuclear weapon delivery vehicle. The report provides an overview of Iran's current capabilities, identifies key entities supporting the effort, explains where Iran has found foreign help, and reviews efforts to hinder...
May 29, 2020
This month's newsletter features a policy brief on how Iran's elite academic institutions support proliferation. The policy brief recommends that sanctions against such institutions, and the scientists associated with them, could be a bigger part of the U.S. pressure campaign.
April 30, 2020
This month's newsletter features a timetable on the weapon potential of Iran's gas centrifuges and its growing stockpile of enriched uranium. The report estimates how soon Iran could produce the fuel for a small nuclear arsenal and concludes that the main nuclear weapon risk in Iran is work at secret sites.
March 31, 2020
This month's newsletter features a report on the U.S. indictment of Turkish state-owned Halkbank for its pivotal role in laundering billions of dollars of Iranian oil proceeds in an elaborate sanctions evasion scheme, as well as an updated timeline of Iran's missile development from 1985 to the present day.
February 27, 2020
This month's newsletter features a policy brief on the decision by three European governments to trigger the dispute resolution mechanism set forth in the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) in response to nuclear steps by Iran that violate the agreement.
January 31, 2020
This month's newsletter features a policy brief on the impact of new U.S. sanctions directed at Iran's heavy industries – in particular the metals sector. This sector, which includes mining, manufacturing, and construction, is crucial to Iran’s struggling economy. It represents about 10% of Iran’s export economy, according to the U.S. government.
December 27, 2019
This month's newsletter features the latest U.N. reports on the implementation of Security Council resolution 2231 and an update on the companies that have abandoned trade and other activities with Iran, including in response to the U.S. decision to terminate sanctions waivers related to the Fordow Fuel Enrichment Plant.
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.