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Roundtables
January 31, 2024
The advanced state of Iran's nuclear program has raised concerns that the country could become "the next North Korea." But the North Korean case also holds lessons that may assist the United States in its use of diplomacy, sanctions, and other tools to prevent Iran from building nuclear weapons or to contain it if it does.
Newsletters
January 31, 2024
This month’s newsletter features a roundtable report on applying the lessons from North Korea to address Iran's nuclear program. The report summarizes the conclusions of an expert panel discussion convened by the Wisconsin Project and offers ideas for diplomacy, threats, sanctions, and other tools that may be used to stop or limit a nuclear...
Newsletters
December 22, 2023
This month’s newsletter features a report on the history of Iran’s nuclear program, containing an overview of nuclear infrastructure, undeclared sites, key institutions and personnel, and the foreign assistance Iran has received, as well as international sanctions and export controls targeting the nuclear program.
Articles and Reports
December 22, 2023
How quickly could Iran get enough fissile material for a small nuclear arsenal? This timetable estimates how quickly Iran could amass enough weapons-grade uranium for five bombs. Once it has the enriched uranium, however, it could take at least several months to turn it into a working weapon.
Weapon Program Background Report
December 19, 2023
In recent years, Iran has developed and deployed centrifuge models that can enrich greater amounts of uranium with fewer machines relative to its original IR-1 design. This table sets out the number of installed and operational centrifuges at Iran's enrichment sites, as well as the capacity and primary materials of each centrifuge model.
Weapon Program Background Report
December 19, 2023
This background report provides an overview of Iran's nuclear history including past weaponization efforts, its nuclear-related infrastructure, key institutions and personnel, foreign assistance, and sanctions and export controls targeting the nuclear program.
Newsletters
November 29, 2023
This month’s newsletter features an in-depth report on the private companies involved in Iran’s military drone program. While state-owned companies and the armed forces play leading roles in designing and building Iranian drones, privately-owned companies are making a valuable but largely overlooked contribution as well, and their role continues...
Articles and Reports
November 29, 2023
While state-owned companies and the armed forces play leading roles in Iran's military UAV program, privately-owned companies are making a valuable but largely overlooked contribution as well. This report examines the most notable examples of private, knowledge-based companies working on Iranian drones that have been identified in open sources.
Newsletters
October 31, 2023
This month’s newsletter features a policy brief on the next steps for European sanctions following the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action’s (JCPOA) Transition Day earlier this month, which lifted U.N. Security Council restrictions on Iran’s missile program.
Policy Briefs
October 30, 2023
On October 18th, most of the remaining U.N. Security Council restrictions on Iran’s nuclear program expired with little fanfare. But the three European parties to the JCPOA decided not to lift proliferation-related sanctions on Iran as stipulated by the deal. Now, a return to pre-JCPOA sanctions coordination among the U.S., Europe, and other...

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