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  1. Halkbank’s Supreme Court Appeal Will Delay Iran Sanctions-Evasion Case

    Private Viewpoints January 19, 2022 A U.S. appeals court ruled on Friday that Halkbank, a public lender majority-owned by Turkey’s sovereign wealth fund, can appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court without having to defend itself in a Manhattan federal court for ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. Where are Iran’s new centrifuge manufacturing capabilities?

    Private Viewpoints February 16, 2022 Recent reporting that Iran has moved its centrifuge manufacturing capabilities from the TESA/TABA manufacturing facility near Karaj to Esfahan led us to examine the main Esfahan site. In this report, we focus our visua ...

  5. The New Face of War: Devastating Drone Attacks in Ukraine Have Implications for the US Military in the Middle East

    Private Viewpoints March 1, 2022 In dramatic video coverage currently going viral on YouTube and TikTok, Ukrainian drones are seen to destroy a Russian convoy, with startling speed — and total impunity. The story of how destructive such drone attacks are ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. To Geostationary Orbit and Beyond?

    Assessing Iran’s Space Launch Goals and Efforts Private Viewpoints April 4, 2022 Iranian president Ebrahim Raisi’s renewed emphasis on space is already beginning to bear fruit. Since the first meeting of the Supreme Space Council in more than 10 years las ...

  8. Entering Dangerous, Uncharted Waters: Iran’s 60 Percent Highly Enriched Uranium

    Private Viewpoints April 11, 2022 As soon as mid-to-late April, Iran is expected to reach a new dangerous, destabilizing threshold, having enough highly enriched uranium (HEU) to fashion a nuclear explosive, about 40-42 kilograms (kg) of 60 percent enrich ...

  9. Yemen’s Houthis and the expansion of Iran’s Axis of Resistance

    Private Viewpoints March 14, 2022 Key Points Iranian-sourced nonnuclear proliferation in Yemen — ballistic missiles and unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) — is part of a larger pattern in the Middle East that tests the current regional security architecture. ...

  10. Risk and Responsibility: Managing Future Iranian Weapons of Mass Destruction Threats

    Private Viewpoints May 10, 2022 Washington is reimagining its global role, leading the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) to make difficult choices about priorities, resources, and risk to better address the long-term “pacing challenge” posed by China. To d ...

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