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  1. Report: U.S. Export Licenses to Iran and Syria (1986-1990)

    From 1986 to 1990, the U.S. Commerce Department approved over $300 million worth of sensitive American exports to Iran and Syria. Most of these were "dual-use" items, capable of making nuclear weapons or long-range missiles if diverted from their ...

  2. Report: In China We Trust?

    In mid-October, the U.S. Commerce Department began to implement a new program to reduce controls on the sale of militarily useful American products to China. For the first time, certain companies in China are being allowed to receive such products from the ...

  3. Iran's Nuclear Card

    It is now clear that the Islamic Republic of Iran has been operating a string of secret nuclear sites in violation of the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty (NPT). In November, the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), the world organization that is supp ...

  4. Iran's Nuclear Program: For Electricity or a Bomb?

    Step by step, why it's hard to know if uranium is being used to make weapons. The uncomfortable reality is that the equipment and raw materials that Iran could use to power Tehran can also give it an ability to build a bomb. ...

  5. Are Sanctions Working?

    A tough new U.S. sanctions measure against Iran goes into effect today, restricting foreign governments from remitting payments for Iranian oil back to Tehran. The payments now must be kept within the banking system of the oil-importing country and can be ...

  6. High Stakes in New Nuclear Talks With Iran

    Talks with Iran over its nuclear program resume next week in Almaty, Kazakhstan. The stakes are high. Pressure from sanctions has increased, but Iran’s nuclear progress continues as well. Last year, the P5+1 negotiating partners – the five members of the U ...

  7. North Korea Shows Dangers of Half-Deal With Iran

    North Korea’s nuclear saga is a cautionary tale for anyone attempting to bargain with the Islamic Republic. Before making any halfway deal, U.S. and European diplomats should insist that Iran remove itself from the path that North Korea so easily followed. ...

  8. How U.S. Can Break Up Iran's Long Nuclear Game

    There has been a lot of talk about Iran making a sudden dash for the bomb. The fear is that, with its thousands of gas centrifuges and its tons of enriched uranium, Iran might be able to make a bomb’s worth of nuclear fuel before the U.S. or any other coun ...

  9. Iran's Long Nuclear Game, or How Iran Could Get the Bomb

    There has been a lot of talk about Iran making a sudden dash for the bomb. With its thousands of gas centrifuges, and its tons of enriched uranium, Iran might be able to make a bomb’s worth of nuclear fuel before any other country, such as the United State ...

  10. Lesson Learned or Business as Usual?

    ZTE, China’s largest publicly traded telecommunications manufacturer and the fourth largest in the world, engaged in a scheme to ship more than 20 million U.S.-origin items to Iran. The company used multiple avenues to evade U.S. sanctions and export contr ...

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