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  1. Iran's Space Launch

    ICBM or Space Program Development? Private Viewpoints January 22, 2019 On January 3, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced that Iran was preparing to launch multiple Space Launch Vehicles (SLV), which he claimed had “virtually (the) same technology as ...

  2. A Realistic Path for Progress on Iran

    12 Guiding Principles to Achieve U.S. Policy Goals Private Viewpoints January 30, 2019 The Trump administration has adopted an aggressive Iran strategy. The United States seeks to  achieve—via the application of maximum pressure—nothing short of a fundame ...

  3. BICOM Briefing: Hezbollah's Precision Missile Project

    Private Viewpoints February 1, 2019 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY European countries have been critical of Iranian missile tests but a more urgent and alarming regional threat is Iran’s project to upgrade Hezbollah missiles into precision guided missiles. These would ...

  4. Constraining Iran's Missile Capabilities

    Private Viewpoints March 28, 2019 I. INTRODUCTION AND EXECUTIVE SUMMARY For decades, the United States has sought to constrain Iran’s missile program, both because it poses a conventional military threat to regional stability and because it can provide a ...

  5. Iran's Missile Test Reveal Weaknesses of UN Security Council Resolution

    Private Viewpoints February 8, 2017 Iran’s latest missile test on January 29 received a swift response, as warranted. The United Nations Security Council called for an emergency session, and on February 2, the U.S. Treasury imposed new sanctions on person ...

  6. Iranian Ballistic Missile Tests Since the Nuclear Deal

    Since the July 2015 announcement of the nuclear deal known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), Iran has tested as many as 14 ballistic missiles. This number is based on aggregated open-source reporting, as no official government or United Na ...

  7. Iran's Missile Test: Getting the Facts Straight on North Korea's Cooperation

    Private Viewpoints February 3, 2017 On January 29, Iran tested a new ballistic missile it dubbed the Khorramshahr, which reportedly flew a distance of about 1,000 kilometers. Little is known about the missile, though some have speculated that it relies on ...

  8. Iran's Space Program Emerges from Dormancy

    The reported failure of the July 27 launch offers little solace to Western observers, since it likely anticipates future attempts as well as the potential for more-advanced technologies Private Viewpoints August 1, 2017 According to a news report citing a ...

  9. Verifying Section T of the Iran Nuclear Deal: Iranian Military Site Access Essential to JCPOA Section T Verification

    Private Viewpoints August 31, 2017 The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) made at best a general statement in its last quarterly reporting (spring 2017) about its monitoring and verification of Section T, annex 1 of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of ...

  10. The Legal Steps and Policy Challenges of Reimposing Sanctions on Iran

    Private Viewpoints September 11, 2017 Under the Iran Nuclear Agreement Review Act (INARA), a 2015 statute designed to give Congress oversight over the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) nuclear agreement with Iran, President Trump is required to p ...

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