Our Publications

Newsletters
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.
Interviews and Podcasts
July 30, 2020
In the inaugural episode of Iran Watch’s podcast, we discuss deceptive shipping practices used by Iran to evade U.S. sanctions, and U.S. efforts to counter these practices, with two experts from the U.S. State Department.
International Enforcement Actions
July 30, 2020
A pair of exporters employed front organizations, falsified documents, and shipped goods through third parties to support the petroleum industry in Iran in violation of U.S. economic sanctions.
Interviews and Podcasts
July 29, 2020
Welcome to Iran Watch Listen, a new podcast about Iran's nuclear and missile programs and international efforts to halt them hosted by the Wisconsin Project on Nuclear Arms Control.
Policy Briefs
July 14, 2020
On May 8, 2018, President Donald J. Trump announced the U.S. withdrawal from the nuclear agreement. Effective immediately, U.S. nuclear sanctions on Iran were reinstated and the President warned that "any nation that helps Iran in its quest for nuclear weapons could also be strongly sanctioned by the United States."
Newsletters
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...
Weapon Program Background Report
June 29, 2020
Iran's arsenal of guided missiles is the largest and most diverse in the Middle East. The essay 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 Tehran’s progress.
Newsletters
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.  
Policy Briefs
May 29, 2020
On May 27, the United States sanctioned two of Iran’s senior nuclear officials for their role in the country’s current uranium enrichment program. This move follows a similar one in March, when the United States sanctioned several Iranian scientists connected to elite academic institutions. Both actions reflect an underused front in the U.S....
Newsletters
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.

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