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  1. How to Deal With a Nuclear Iran

    The continuing nuclear talks with Iran have just entered their most challenging phase. During the next six months, the U.S. and its negotiating partners will try, in the words of President Barack Obama, to persuade Iran to agree on a “peaceful nuclear prog ...

  2. Explainer: Iran’s Centrifuges

    This article was first published in The Iran Primer. It is based on an Iran Watch report, Beyond the IR-1: Iran’s Advanced Centrifuges and their Lasting Implications. ...

  3. Beyond the IR-1: Iran’s Advanced Centrifuges and their Lasting Implications

    As a result of illicit imports and domestic development since the late 1980s, Iran now possesses thousands of gas centrifuges, which are the mainstay of its nuclear program. These rapidly spinning machines enable Iran to enrich uranium to a level suitable ...

  4. Leveling the Field: Iran’s Asymmetric Use of Conventional Military Capabilities

    Iran views its external security as reliant on its ability to exert influence in the Middle East. Owing to Tehran’s relative diplomatic and economic isolation, military power is the main tool available to Iran’s leaders for attaining this objective. To be ...

  5. Make Sanctions Ever Harsher

    Today's revelation that Iran has been building-- in secret-- a uranium enrichment plant should dispel any doubts about the true nature of Iran's nuclear program. Why would Iran hide such a site-- capable of fueling weapons as well as reactors-- ...

  6. Iran's Forgotten Weapons

    With the world's attention focused on Iran's nuclear progress-and what to do about it-scant consideration has been given to Iran's chemical weapon and ballistic missile programs. Combined, these pose a more imminent threat than Iran's ...

  7. U.S. Failure to Follow Through on Sanctions is Baffling

    Last week, the International Atomic Energy Agency reported once again that Iran had defied U.N. Security Council demands to stop enriching uranium. And in response, the United States once again demanded that international sanctions against Iran be made mo ...

  8. In Iran We Trust?

    On Monday the United States intelligence community issued what everyone agrees was blockbuster news: a report stating that in the autumn of 2003, Iran halted its nuclear weapons program. The National Intelligence Estimate has been heralded as a courageous ...

  9. Brazil Seeks Financial Agreement with Blacklisted Iranian Bank

    According to a recent article in a Brazilian news magazine (ISTOE), Brazil and Iran are seeking to deepen financial cooperation and trade ties, including in ways that could mask Iran's involvement and help it circumvent sanctions. The final agreement ...

  10. A Lesson From Iraq: Work Together Against Proliferation

    Late last month, Britain, France and Germany rose in unison, flexed their muscles, and rammed a vote through the International Atomic Energy Agency condemning Iran for its nuclear transgressions. This forceful action by the "Euro 3" was a distin ...

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