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…

Showdown on Iran Sanctions

The debate over new Iran sanctions heated up last week, as President Barack Obama called for Congress to “show patience,” while Senate leaders finalized language on two sanctions bills. The…

GOP Threatens to Boost Sanctions

Senator Mark Kirk, Republican of Illinois, repeated last week a widely held prediction:  The Senate, now controlled by his party, will vote new sanctions against Iran as one of its…

A Peaceful Nuclear Iran?

Presentation at the 2014 AIPAC Policy Conference, Washington, D.C. Last week, my organization received a call from a staff member on Capitol Hill who had an interesting question:  how much…

India Nuclear Milestones: 1945-2009

1945: The Tata Institute of Fundamental Research Mumbai is inaugurated. 1948: The Atomic Energy Commission (AEC) is established under the direction of Dr. Homi J. Bhabha. 1954: The Department of…

Pakistan Nuclear Milestones, 1955-2009

1955: Establishment of Pakistan Atomic Energy Commission (PAEC). 1965: Prime Minister Zulfikar Ali Bhutto announces “If India builds the bomb, we will eat grass or leaves, even go hungry. But…