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  1. Fordow's Nuclear Potential

    Iran has been building a secret uranium enrichment plant that, according to the United States, would house 3,000 centrifuges and be capable of enriching enough uranium for one or two bombs per year. Yet, at their present rate of production, 3,000 of Iran& ...

  2. Lifting Iran's Nuclear Veil

    The disclosure of Iran's secret nuclear plant has changed the way the West must negotiate with Tehran. While worrisome enough on its own, the plant at Qum may well be the first peek at something far worse: a planned, or even partly completed, hidden ...

  3. Report: 17 Myths About the India Nuclear Deal

    In 1974, when India conducted its first nuclear weapon test, no country was more surprised than the United States. The only nuclear explosive material India had on hand was plutonium, and the plutonium had been made in a Canadian-supplied reactor that Ind ...

  4. What's 'Cheating' in Farsi?

    Iran has just revealed that for more than a decade it has been running secret programs to produce plutonium and enriched uranium- the two materials that fuel atomic bombs. After months of being squeezed by the International Atomic Energy Agency, Iran fina ...

  5. Plutonium Plunder: Nuclear Smuggling is on the Rise

    This summer, the German police are suddenly reporting a flood of nuclear smuggling cases. Small amounts of nuclear material have leaked out of the former Soviet Bloc since 1991, but these latest reports are unprecedented. For the first time, more than hal ...

  6. The Mullahs and the Bomb

    With much fanfare, and the reluctant endorsement of the Bush administration, Iran has vowed to suspend its controversial effort to produce enriched uranium- which can be used as fuel in nuclear weapons- and to clear up a host of suspicions about its nucle ...

  7. Brazil's Nuclear Puzzle

    Brazil is planning to commission later this year a uranium enrichment plant that, if configured to do so, could fuel several nuclear weapons annually. As a member of the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty (NPT), Brazil has promised not to make such weapons an ...

  8. Iran's Nuclear Potential before the Implementation of the Nuclear Agreement

    This report provides an estimate of how soon Iran could have fueled a nuclear weapon before the implementation of the new nuclear agreement reached in 2015. It is phrased in the present tense from the standpoint of a reader looking forward from the autumn ...

  9. The JCPOA Dispute Mechanism: Resolving Noncompliance or Stalling for Time?

    The Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) with Iran entered a new phase last month when the European parties to the agreement triggered its dispute resolution mechanism. The move comes months after Iran began taking steps that violate the JCPOA' ...

  10. Secondary Sanctions on the Iranian Financial Sector Create De Facto Embargo with Lasting Implications for the Biden Administration

    On October 8, 2020, the United States designated Iran’s financial sector and sanctioned eighteen Iranian banks. In doing so, the U.S. Treasury Department applied secondary sanctions to Iran's entire financial sector for the first time, potentially ba ...

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