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  1. Iran Is Developing Preemptive-Strike Capabilities with Drones and Cruise Missiles

    Private Viewpoints May 31, 2022 Iran is continuing to develop and expand its capabilities to deploy and produce drones. At the same time, it is producing air-launched precision weapons, launch platforms, and intelligence-gathering systems carried by drone ...

  2. Explainer: Iran's Space Program

    When Did Iran Start Its Space Program? What Are Its Goals? Who or What Agency Is in Charge? Private Viewpoints June 3, 2022 Iran’s interest in outer space dates back to 1957, when it joined 17 other nations in creating the ad hoc Committee for Internation ...

  3. Iran is Learning from Russia’s Use of Missiles in Ukraine

    Private Viewpoints May 2, 2022 Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has turned into the largest testing ground for ballistic and cruise missiles in modern warfare. According to the latest figures from a senior U.S. official as of April 29, 2022, Russia had launch ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. How to Counter Iran's Missiles and Proxies

    Private Viewpoints July 30, 2021 Prospects for reviving the Iran nuclear deal are getting murkier by the day. What seems clear, though, is that the U.S. is unlikely to secure a broader agreement that addresses Iran’s missile arsenal and network of heavily ...

  8. Iran and U.S. Strategy: Looking beyond the JCPOA

    Private Viewpoints June 30, 2021 Regardless of what nations declare, their real-world strategy tends to evolve one crisis at a time and focus on the issues that drive that particular crisis to the exclusion or partial indifference of other key factors and ...

  9. 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 ...

  10. 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 ...

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