Bait and Switch on New Iran Missile Sanctions

Last week, the White House backtracked on plans to impose new financial sanctions on Iran’s ballistic missile program.  The Wall Street Journal reported on December 30 that the Treasury Department…

Grappling with U.N. Sanctions

Last week, negotiators in the ongoing nuclear talks grappled with how quickly to lift United Nations sanctions on Iran if a deal is reached.  Reuters reported on March 12 that…

Iran Launches Another Satellite; E.U. to Close Sanctions Loophole

Iran conducted a successful satellite launch on February 2, sending the Fajr satellite into orbit aboard the Safir rocket.  The launch marks Iran’s fourth successful attempt to place a satellite…

Pakistan Missile Milestones – 1961-2014

1961: Establishment of the Space and Upper Atmosphere Research Commission (SUPARCO), Pakistan’s space agency. 1962: The U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) helps train Pakistani scientists and engineers. Pakistan…

India Missile Update – May 2014

India continues to enhance its land-based ballistic missile arsenal with a robust development and testing regime. The solid-fueled Agni-V intermediate range ballistic missile (IRBM), which has a range of over…

India Missile Milestones: 1947-2012

1947: Dr. Vikram Sarabhai establishes the Physical Research Laboratory (PRL), which will later become a national center for space research, supported primarily by India’s Department of Space. 1962: The Defence…