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  1. Iranian Nuclear Weapons, Part II: Operational Challenges

    Private Viewpoints May 28, 2003 This PolicyWatch is the second in a three-part series. Part I (PolicyWatch No. 760, "The Challenges of U.S. Preventive Action," by Michael Eisenstadt) examined the political and military challenges of preventing a ...

  2. Pakistan's Nuclear Proliferation and U.S. Policy

    Private Viewpoints January 12, 2004 Recent media reports suggest that rogue Pakistani scientists have been peddling nuclear secrets across the Middle East for many years. The revelation offsets recent good news from the region-Iran's acceptance of nu ...

  3. Flight of the Kent

    Private Viewpoints February 28, 2005 Recent reports from Kiev and Moscow indicate that Iran may have secretly acquired a quantity of Soviet origin, nuclear capable cruise missiles. The question is whether the missiles will be introduced into the arsenal o ...

  4. Fateh 110

    Private Viewpoints October 5, 2004 Quite regularly there are news items in the press about new missile developments in Iran. In fact, some of the listings of these weapons enumerate myriads of projects but with scant information about their characteristic ...

  5. Iran’s New Shihab Missile and the Russian Connection

    Private Viewpoints September 24, 2004   Iran's new Baby Bottle Shihab shares family looks with vintage Soviet ballistic missiles, hinting at Russian expertise behind its design. This new Shihab has an increased range of nearly 1500 Km, and might be t ...

  6. Iran's Shihab-3 Missile

    Private Viewpoints March 9, 2003   The 1300 Km Shihab (Comet) 3 IRBM achieved operational status with the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Air Force in July 2003. It is believed that by now Iran possesses about 20 missiles of this type, which can reach Israel ...

  7. Iran’s New “Baby Bottle” Shihab

    Private Viewpoints August 24, 2004 The latest released photographs of the Shihab 3 missile show a new warhead shaped like early generations of US and Soviet warheads. This may indicates that intends to fit a new type of weapon into the Shihab 3 warhead. O ...

  8. Iran's Impending Global Reach

    Private Viewpoints October 13, 2004   Iran announced a space program as early as 1998. The recent Shihab 3 test and new Iranian statements herald a forthcoming launch of a small technological satellite by a Shihab 3 based space launcher. If successful, th ...

  9. Iran's Burgeoning WMD Programs

    Private Viewpoints March 1, 2002 On December 14, 2001, Ayatollah Ali Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani, chairman of Iran's powerful Expediency Council, mounted the podium at the University of Tehran to deliver the government's official weekly sermon. Raf ...

  10. Summary of Iranian-American Town Hall Meeting

    Private Viewpoints December 3, 2003 Iran remains the most influential religious and political laboratory in the Middle East. A coherent U.S. strategy toward Iran is increasingly necessary as dissent among the Iranian populace grows and evidence of both an ...

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