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  1. Fact Sheet: A Comparison of the NPT Safeguards Agreement and the Additional Protocol in the Case of Iran

    Private Viewpoints October 7, 2003 Recent revelations about the advanced state of the Iranian nuclear program underscore certain weaknesses of the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT) that enable countries pursuing nuclear-weapon progr ...

  2. Fact Sheet: Iran's Programs to Produce Plutonium and Uranium

    Private Viewpoints December 1, 2003 Below are details on the current status of Iran's programs to produce plutonium and enriched uranium. I. URANIUM ENRICHMENT PROGRAM Iran's uranium enrichment program is more advanced than previously thought an ...

  3. Now is the Time for U.S., Iran to have their Overdue Talk: Nuclear Diplomacy has Breakthrough Potential

    Private Viewpoints November 2, 2004 Threats of nuclear weapons proliferation emerge episodically on the world scene like Steven Bochco cop dramas. In the 1980s and early '90s, the world watched anxiously as Argentina, Brazil, South Africa, Taiwan, Uk ...

  4. Influencing Iran's Nuclear Activities Through Major Power Cooperation

    Private Viewpoints December 30, 2004 This is the second part of a two-part series on diplomacy surrounding the Iranian nuclear program and discusses the role of the five permanent members of the UN Security Council, with particular focus on Russia and Chi ...

  5. Iranian Nuclear Weapons, Part III: How Might Iran Retaliate?

    Private Viewpoints May 29, 2003 This PolicyWatch is the third in a three-part series. Part I, by Michael Eisenstadt, examined the political and military challenges of preventing an Iranian nuclear breakout; Part II, by Michael Knights, examined the operat ...

  6. The Challenges of U.S. Preventive Military Action

    Private Viewpoints January 1, 2004 For some U.S. policymakers and military planners, Israel's 1981 raid on Iraq's Osiraq nuclear reactor may serve as an object lesson regarding the potential benefits of preventive military action against Iran� ...

  7. How to Rein in Iran Without Bombing It

    Private Viewpoints October 15, 2004 Iran brags that it has the most crucial technologies for a nuclear bomb. It is known to be deploying long-range missiles that would be militarily useless unless equipped with a nuclear warhead. And it has insisted that ...

  8. Nuclear Spinning: The Iran-Pakistan Link

    Private Viewpoints December 11, 2003 Forget, for the moment, Saddam's weapons of mass destruction-- or lack thereof. Consider instead the other WMD conundrum: Iran. Events in Pakistan, where two nuclear scientists were arrested last week, suggest the ...

  9. Carrots for Iran? Lessons from Libya

    Private Viewpoints December 16, 2004 This first part of a two-part series on diplomacy surrounding the Iranian nuclear program looks at U.S.-European relations. The second part, to appear in a future PolicyWatch, will discuss the role of the permanent fiv ...

  10. Iranian Nuclear Weapons, Part I: The Challenges of U.S. Preventitive Action

    Private Viewpoints May 27, 2003 This PolicyWatch is the first in a three-part series. Future PolicyWatches by Michael Knights and Jeffrey White will examine the operational challenges of prevention, and potential Iranian responses. Having just fought a wa ...

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