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  1. Silo Mentality—Iran’s Haji Abad Missile Base

    Private Viewpoints May 4, 2021 Iran may have developed a new design of hardened launch site, possibly the first intended specifically for solid-fuel ballistic missiles. Open-source satellite imagery of the suspected Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps’ miss ...

  2. Missile Multinational: Iran's New Approach to Missile Proliferation

    Private Viewpoints April 26, 2021 The proliferation of ballistic missiles and artillery rockets to non-state actors by the Islamic Republic of Iran is a constant source of tension in the Middle East. Yemen’s Houthi rebels conduct ballistic-missile strikes ...

  3. Open-Source Analysis of Iran's Missile and UAV Capabilities and Proliferation

    Private Viewpoints April 20, 2021 Iran’s ballistic missile systems, supplemented by cruise missiles and UAVs, are intended not only for deterrence, but for battle, including by Iran’s regional partners. In a new report, the IISS provides a detailed assess ...

  4. Israel's "Shadow" War with Iran Risks Playing out in the Open

    Private Viewpoints April 16, 2021 When Iran and the world powers signed the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) in 2015 after years of painstaking negotiations, Israel was among the few countries that opposed the agreement, arguing that it would no ...

  5. The Other Sides of Renegotiating the JCPOA Iran Nuclear Agreement

    Private Viewpoints April 15, 2021 So far, most of the debate over the JCPOA agreement has been a repetition of the original debates that took place before the agreement was reached in 2015 and while the current agreement was first being negotiated. The pu ...

  6. The Window for an Iran Missile Deal Is Already Closing

    Private Viewpoints April 7, 2021 Calls to limit Iran’s missile program have become all the rage in Washington. In early March, a bipartisan group of 140 US lawmakers urged the Biden administration to pursue a more “comprehensive” deal with Iran that goes ...

  7. Is Iran Being Turned into a Chinese Gas Station?

    Or Is This Recently Announced Investment Deal Sheer Propaganda? Private Viewpoints March 30, 2021 On March 27, in a ceremony in Tehran, the foreign ministers of Iran and China signed an agreement for China to invest $400 billion in Iran over 25 years.  Th ...

  8. Iranian Nuclear Breakout: What It Is and How to Calculate It

    Private Viewpoints March 24, 2021 The term “breakout” is frequently used in discussions about Iran’s nuclear program, but its precise meaning and implications are often unclear or inconsistent. In legal terms, it refers to when an aspiring nuclear weapons ...

  9. Rising Concerns over the U.S.-Iran Impasse: A European View

    Private Viewpoints March 23, 2021 Two months after the Joe Biden administration took office, concerns are growing about the lack of progress between the United States and Iran.  No breakthrough on the two sides returning to compliance with the Joint Compr ...

  10. Disclosure of Details of Two Revolutionary Guards Ballistic Missile Sites in Western Iran

    Private Viewpoints March 18, 2021 On Thursday, March 18, 2021, the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI) held a press conference to provide information on two IRGC ballistic missile sites in Western Iran that have been used for attacks against nei ...

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