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  1. A New Strain on Alliance

    Private Viewpoints November 28, 2003 Over the last week, the United States and Europe seemed headed for a major split over their approach to Iran's nuclear program. Washington argued that a recent report by the International Atomic Energy Agency prov ...

  2. Iran Nuclear Crisis (Parts 1-4)

    Private Viewpoints December 22, 2004- Part 1:  Is Tehran Trying to Develop Nuclear Weapons- Part 2:  Tehran Takes Two Tracks on Nuclear Weapon Development- Part 3:  Where Does the Iranian Nuclear Debate Go From Here?- Part 4:  Iranian Public Offers Mixed ...

  3. Peering Over the Horizon: Arab Threat Perception and Security Responses to a Nuclear Ready Iran

    Private Viewpoints March 15, 2004 Arab states have traditionally worked to balance Iranian power in the Persian Gulf and Middle East. If Iran were to acquire nuclear weapon capabilities it is likely Tehran would adopt a more aggressive foreign policy. The ...

  4. Memo Urging Sanctions Enforcement on Iran

    Private Viewpoints February 12, 2013 On February 6, the United States announced a new round of sanctions designed to limit Tehran’s access to foreign exchange. But Washington needs to step up enforcement of these and earlier sanctions if it hopes to persu ...

  5. Assessing Iran’s Plutonium Reprocessing Capabilities: A Way to Obtaining Nuclear Weapons Material

    Private Viewpoints March 1, 2004 Iran could produce fissile material for nuclear weapons through two methods. The first is to enrich uranium to weapons-grade enrichment levels at facilities currently under construction at Natanz and perhaps in other facil ...

  6. Iran’s IR-40 Reactor: A Preliminary Assessment

    Private Viewpoints November 1, 2003 Author’s Preprint This article will be published in an upcoming issue of Jane’s Intelligence Review (JIR). It is not for distribution or reproduction without the authors’ permission.   Iran has admitted that it is in th ...

  7. Countering Iran’s Nuclear Challenge

    Private Viewpoints December 14, 2005 Western efforts to negotiate an end to Iran’s nuclear program have been unable to produce results. Tehran has made a few concessions but remains intransigent on the issue of enrichment and developing a fuel cycle that ...

  8. Iran Has No 'Inalienable' Right to Uranium Enrichment

    Private Viewpoints October 17, 2013 In the run-up to the P5+1 nuclear talks with Tehran this week, Iranian leaders asserted an “inalienable” right to enrich uranium. In reality, as U.S. Undersecretary of State Wendy Sherman has clearly asserted, the Nucle ...

  9. U.S. Must Prevent a Nuclear-Capable Iran

    Private Viewpoints November 25, 2013 U.S. Must Prevent a Nuclear-Capable Iran Now that the P5+1 has inked an initial agreement with Iran, America must not only ensure full Iranian compliance but also insist that any final deal deny Tehran a nuclear weapon ...

  10. No Significant Changes Visible at Parchin Nuclear Site

    Private Viewpoints December 10, 2013 Recent commercial satellite imagery shows that during the last several months no significant alterations have taken place at the Parchin military site. At least one building at this site is alleged to have been the loc ...

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