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  1. Solid-Propellant Motor Test Proves Iran’s Continuing Missile Advancement

    Private Viewpoints February 2, 2022 One might be forgiven for missing a statement this January by Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps Aerospace Force (IRGC-AF) commander Amir-Ali Hajizadeh heralding the successful test of a solid-propellant motor for ...

  2. Iran Takes Next Steps on Rocket Technology

    Private Viewpoints February 11, 2022 On February 9, just as the nuclear talks in Vienna reached a critical stage, Iran unveiled its “Khaybar Sheikan” (Khaybar Buster) missile, which has a purported range of 1,450 kilometers. This significant development d ...

  3. Addressing the Iranian missile threat: approaches to risk reduction and arms control

    Private Viewpoints March 22, 2022 One of the chief complaints about the 2015 nuclear agreement with Iran, the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, has been that it does nothing to slow or stop the country’s rapidly advancing missile programme. For that rea ...

  4. Iran is Learning from Russia’s Use of Missiles in Ukraine

    Private Viewpoints May 2, 2022 Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has turned into the largest testing ground for ballistic and cruise missiles in modern warfare. According to the latest figures from a senior U.S. official as of April 29, 2022, Russia had launch ...

  5. How to Rein in Iran Without Bombing It

    Private Viewpoints October 15, 2004 Iran brags that it has the most crucial technologies for a nuclear bomb. It is known to be deploying long-range missiles that would be militarily useless unless equipped with a nuclear warhead. And it has insisted that ...

  6. Carrots for Iran? Lessons from Libya

    Private Viewpoints December 16, 2004 This first part of a two-part series on diplomacy surrounding the Iranian nuclear program looks at U.S.-European relations. The second part, to appear in a future PolicyWatch, will discuss the role of the permanent fiv ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. 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 ...

  10. 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 ...

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