Quietly, U.N. Signals Violation by Iran of New Resolution

According to a July 2016 report by the U.N. Secretary General, Iranian firms participated in a defense trade show in Iraq last March, in potential violation of U. N. Security…

The Real Problem with Iran’s Nuclear Exemptions is Secrecy

The controversy over the Iran nuclear agreement was reignited last week, after a new report revealed secret exemptions Iran received in order to meet the requirements of the agreement.  The…

North Korea Missile Milestones – 1969-2016

1969-70: North Korea obtains FROG-5 and FROG-7A missiles from the Soviet Union. 1976: Egypt sends Soviet Scud-B missiles to North Korea. 1980: The Korean Committee for Space Technology is established….

A History of Iran’s Nuclear Program

This is a brief history of Iran’s progress toward the ability to build a nuclear weapon. The emphasis is on achievements, rather than motives. The achievements presented here have been…

The Iran Deal: Who Has the Leverage?

Panelists Olli Heinonen Kenneth Katzman (*) David Kay John Lauder Michael Singh Moderated by the Wisconsin Project on Nuclear Arms Control This month marks the anniversary of the historic nuclear…

The Iran Deal: One Year Later

On the first anniversary of the nuclear deal with Iran, known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), Iran Watch is publishing a compendium of its year-long analysis of the…

Treasury Gives New Guidance, but Banks Still Wary

The U.S. Treasury Department released new guidance on June 8 that appears intended to reassure European and other non-U.S. banks wary of doing business with Iran.  In an updated explanatory…

Missile Sanctions Must Target Iran’s Suppliers

On May 9, a senior Iranian defense official announced the recent test of “a missile with a range of 2,000 kilometers and a margin of error of 8 meters.”[1]  Iran’s…