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  1. Iran Flaunts New Missile and Jet Engine Technology

    Private Viewpoints August 28, 2020 Although many of the recently unveiled systems are foreign copies or have unproven capabilities, they show a substantial indigenous development capacity that will only accelerate once the UN ban on weapons sales is lifte ...

  2. Iran’s Space Program and the Wall Between “Peaceful Purposes”

    Private Viewpoints October 1, 2020 The Lebanese-American poet Khalil Gibran wrote that “Sadness is but a wall between two gardens.” A similar barrier exists between using space for “peaceful purposes.”   On April 22, 2020, Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Gua ...

  3. Challenges in the Persian Gulf: Iran’s Anti-Ship Missile Capability

    Private Viewpoints October 20, 2020 In naval warfare, one of the best tools for area denial is the anti-ship missile system. They strengthen a state’s combat and deterrent capability in a hostile maritime environment.  Anti-ship missiles form a credible c ...

  4. Iran: Looking Beyond the Assassination

    Private Viewpoints November 30, 2020 Important as the assassination of Mohsen Fakhrizadeh may be, it is only one part of the story. Like the killing of Qassem Soleimani, it has a major political impact and makes it even harder for the United States to neg ...

  5. Cruise Missiles Continue to Make Their Mark in the Middle East

    Private Viewpoints December 5, 2020 A recent missile attack − claimed by Yemen’s Houthi movement (Ansarullah) − against an oil facility in Saudi Arabia’s Red Sea port city of Jeddah suggests that Iran may have developed and supplied the Houthis with an im ...

  6. North Korea-Iran Missile Cooperation Is Reason for Ambitious Diplomacy

    Private Viewpoints February 15, 2021 A report submitted by the UN Panel of Experts on North Korea sanctions to the UN Security Council on 8 February detailed many instances of illegal activity by North Korea that give cause for concern. The activity that ...

  7. Iran's Missiles: Military Strategy

    Private Viewpoints February 17, 2021 In the 1980s and 1990s, Iran acquired Soviet and North Korean missiles and converted them to make its Shahab-1, Shahab-2 and Shahab-3 missiles. Today, Iran produces its own arsenal of ballistic and cruise missiles. How ...

  8. Addressing Iran's Weaponization Work Will Fortify the Nuclear Deal

    Private Viewpoints March 9, 2021 The United Nations nuclear watchdog and Iran are again on a collision course, as the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) seeks answers from Tehran on three sites in the country where undeclared nuclear weapons resear ...

  9. How Biden Can Overcome Iran’s Maximum Pressure

    Private Viewpoints March 12, 2021 Ali Khamenei, Iran’s Supreme Leader, wants sanctions relief. To get the Biden administration off its compliance for compliance approach in which sanctions relief cannot come before the Iranians reverse their breaches of t ...

  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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