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August 30, 2021
During a pair of roundtables convened by the Wisconsin Project on Nuclear Arms Control, experts on nuclear nonproliferation policy analyzed the implications of information contained in Iran's so-called "nuclear archive."
July 30, 2021
This month’s newsletter features updates to timelines of Iran’s nuclear and missile programs. New entries cover recent developments in those programs, including launches of new multi-stage space launch vehicles and the production of uranium metal and 60 percent enriched uranium, as well as the international community’s response to those...
June 29, 2021
This month’s newsletter features testimony by Valerie Lincy, the Executive Director of the Wisconsin Project on Nuclear Arms Control, on China’s role in the proliferation of missile and nuclear technologies. The testimony explores contributions from entities in China to Iran’s nuclear program and development of ballistic missiles.
Speeches and Testimony
June 10, 2021
The Commission has asked me to comment on China's role in the proliferation of missile and nuclear technologies, both as a supplier and an end user, the Chinese entities that are involved in such activities, and the extent to which these activities have affected U.S. national security interests and the global nonproliferation regime.
May 28, 2021
This month’s newsletter includes an analysis of the recent seizure by the U.S. Navy of a suspected Iranian weapon shipment to militants in Yemen. The newsletter also features an update to a report and chronology on the laws and executive orders underpinning current U.S. sanctions on Iran.
Articles and Reports
May 27, 2021
The new U.S. administration is seeking to reenter the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), the nuclear agreement reached in 2015 with Iran and six other parties. This effort has been complicated by the previous administration's "maximum pressure" policy, which sought to squeeze Iran with sanctions.
International Enforcement Actions
May 27, 2021
On May 8, the U.S. Navy released a statement describing the seizure of “an illicit shipment of weapons” in the northern Arabian Sea that had taken place over the previous two days.
Policy Briefs
May 18, 2021
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."
International Enforcement Actions
May 7, 2021
A U.S. district court in Texas sentenced Taiwanese citizen Susan Yip to two years in federal prison on October 24, 2012, for her role in shipping thousands of U.S.-origin military and dual-use parts from the United States to Iran. Yip worked with Iranian citizens Mehrdad Foomani and Mehrdad Ansari.
April 30, 2021
This month’s newsletter features an update to a report estimating Iran’s ability to make a dash to produce fuel for a small nuclear arsenal and a table describing Iran’s potentially nuclear-capable missiles, which also pose a growing conventional threat to military bases and civilian infrastructure in the Middle East and beyond.