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  1. Iran’s Natanz Tunnel Complex: Deeper, Larger than Expected

    Private Viewpoints January 13, 2022 The new Natanz underground complex, located in the mountainous area south of the main uranium enrichment site, will feature halls more deeply buried than the Fordow uranium enrichment site, itself deeply buried. Both ar ...

  2. Iranian President Raisi’s Renewed Emphasis on Space Is Likely To Create New Tensions

    Private Viewpoints December 20, 2021 Western press reporting on the first 100 days of Iran’s new hardline president, Ebrahim Raisi, has naturally focused on his impact on Iran’s nuclear and missile programs. But in Iran, officials refer to three, not two, ...

  3. A Conversation With Jake Sullivan

    Private Viewpoints December 17, 2021 Jake Sullivan discusses the Biden administration’s work over the first year in office to address the current and future challenges facing the United States. [...] HAASS: You mentioned Iran in your comments. It was obvi ...

  4. A Comprehensive Survey of Iran’s Advanced Centrifuges

    Private Viewpoints December 2, 2021 Iran’s development of gas centrifuges to enrich uranium has been long-standing and seemingly haphazard but in general encompasses a program seeking longer, faster centrifuges, while struggling with reliability. Cost doe ...

  5. The North Korea-Iran Relationship: An Anti-American Alliance or Transactional Partnership?

    Private Viewpoints November 24, 2021 Four decades after the Iranian Revolution, the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) maintains a close partnership with Iran. On June 20, 2021, North Korea’s Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un  congratulated  Ebrahim Ra ...

  6. Iran’s Evolving Nuclear Program and Implications for U.S. Policy

    Private Viewpoints October 15, 2021 Odds that the Iran nuclear deal can be revived have diminished over recent months. The new presidential administration in Iran has repeatedly said that it plans to resume talks in Vienna to resuscitate the deal “very so ...

  7. Iran Avoids IAEA Censure

    Private Viewpoints October 5, 2021 Iran avoided a censure from the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Board of Governors by striking a last-minute deal with the agency that allowed inspectors to access monitoring equipment at several nuclear facili ...

  8. New Navy Task Force Aims to Deter Iran with Unmanned Systems

    Private Viewpoints September 17, 2021 On September 9, U.S. Naval Forces Central Command announced that it was forming Task Force 59 (TF 59) to test new unmanned air, surface, and underwater technologies under the command of robotics expert Capt. Michael B ...

  9. Iran’s Recent, Irreversible Nuclear Advances

    Private Viewpoints September 22, 2021 In many ways, Iran’s nuclear capabilities now greatly exceed their status in early 2016, when the JCPOA was implemented. Its breakout time, namely the time needed to produce enough weapon-grade uranium for a single nu ...

  10. Iranian Illicit Procurement Scheme to Acquire Controlled Spectrometry Systems Busted

    Private Viewpoints September 16, 2021 On September 9, 2021, the German Federal Prosecutors Office issued an arrest warrant for a German-Iranian citizen, Alexander J., who is accused of illegally exporting a multitude of laboratory equipment, including fou ...

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