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Weapon Program Background Report
February 23, 2024
This timeline contains Iran's major missile accomplishments since 1984. Over the last year, Iran has unveiled the Fattah hypersonic missile; launched missile attacks against Iraq, Syria, and Pakistan; and placed several satellites into orbit using domestically designed rockets. Meanwhile, UN restrictions on Iran's ballistic missile program...
International Enforcement Actions
February 22, 2024
In January, U.S. forces conducted two operations to stop vessels smuggling lethal aid from Iran to Yemen. The interdictions took place against a backdrop of ongoing Houthi missile and drone attacks against ships in the Red Sea, highlighting the role Iran has played in enabling the Houthis' assault on global commerce.
Weapon Program Background Report
February 22, 2024
Iran has over 3,000 ballistic missiles, the largest arsenal in the Middle East. This table presents the known capabilities of Iran's major missile systems.
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...
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
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.
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.

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