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  1. 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 ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. Trading with the Enemy

    In March, President Bush marked the six-month anniversary of September 11 by warning us once again of the peril posed by weapons of mass destruction. From the south lawn of the White House, he cautioned that "terrorist groups are hungry for these wea ...

  4. What China Didn't Need to Steal

    Americans are right to be outraged that a suspected Chinese spy may have stolen the computer codes for the entire United States nuclear arsenal. But the loss of this data is only half the story. The other half is about hardware. Even after stealing the pl ...

  5. Report on U.S. Exports to China 1988-1998: Fueling Proliferation

    Since early this year, Washington has been in a state of shock over Chinese espionage-- especially the theft of information about one of America's most advanced nuclear warheads. China is also suspected of stealing the secrets of the U.S. neutron bom ...

  6. A Shell Game in the Arms Race

    President Bush has enjoyed a surprisingly jovial reception in Europe this week, but there has been a serious point of contention: the desire of European countries to lift the 15-year ban on arms sales to China. Given concerns that the Chinese are willing ...

  7. Troubled Waters: An Update on Iran's Sanctioned State Shipping Line

    Nearly four years after the United States first sanctioned the Islamic Republic of Iran Shipping Lines (IRISL) and its fleet, the company appears to be struggling to stay afloat. IRISL has been scrambling in recent months, setting up new front companies, ...

  8. Smooth Sailing for Iran's Blacklisted Fleet

    In September 2008, the United States blacklisted Iran's state shipping company and its fleet of 123 vessels because of the company's role in supplying Iran's weapon programs. Soon after, in an effort to evade this sanction, the company bega ...

  9. Missiles too Dangerous to Name

    On June 16, 1992 the U.S. Department of Commerce published its long-awaited list of missile projects in the Third World. The list was supposed to plant a red flag on the heads of secret missile makers by naming them, and thus deny them U.S. exports. Inste ...

  10. 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 ...

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