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  1. 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 ...

  2. If All Else Fails: The Challenges of Containing a Nuclear-Armed Iran

    Private Viewpoints May 1, 2013 The Obama administration's stated policy is to prevent – not contain – a nuclear-armed Iran, and all indications suggest that that the administration means what it says. Given the destabilizing consequences that would e ...

  3. Iran After the Bomb: How Would a Nuclear-Armed Tehran Behave?

    Private Viewpoints May 17, 2013 Iran's acquisition of nuclear weapons is not a foregone conclusion. The U.S. policy of imposing sanctions on Iran while pursuing diplomatic engagement may still dissuade the Islamic Republic from developing a nuclear w ...

  4. If Attacked, How Would Iran Respond?

    Private Viewpoints October 1, 2013 A report by the Iran Project published in late 2012 warned that "a U.S. and/or Israeli preventive military action against Iran could... perhaps contribut[e] to increased sectarian conflict and regional war." In ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. The New Face of War: Devastating Drone Attacks in Ukraine Have Implications for the US Military in the Middle East

    Private Viewpoints March 1, 2022 In dramatic video coverage currently going viral on YouTube and TikTok, Ukrainian drones are seen to destroy a Russian convoy, with startling speed — and total impunity. The story of how destructive such drone attacks are ...

  8. Not “business as usual”: The Chinese military’s visit to Iran

    Private Viewpoints May 16, 2022 Amid stalled nuclear talks with the P5+1, a senior Chinese military delegation, headed by Chinese State Councilor and Minister of National Defense Gen. Wei Fenghe, landed in Iran for a visit in late April. The readouts from ...

  9. 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 ...

  10. Supervision of Military Organs on Mullahs’ Nuclear Weapons Program

    Press Conference by Mohammad Mohaddessin Private Viewpoints April 28, 2004 In order to keep its nuclear project secret and to expedite obtaining nuclear weapons, many of its sites have been put under supervision of military organs and many of its nuclear ...

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