Iran Nuclear Milestones: 1967-2017

1967: Start-up of the U.S.-supplied 5-megawatt Tehran Research Reactor (TRR). 1970: Iran signs the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty (NPT). 1974: Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) is established. 1979: German construction of the Bushehr nuclear power reactors,…

North Korea’s March Towards ICBM Capability

North Korea conducted several successful SLBM tests in 2016, already has tested several new missile systems in 2017, and may test an ICBM this year.

Increasing Transparency under the JCPOA

Executive Director Valerie Lincy's remarks on transparency under the Iran nuclear deal at VCDNP's event: Transparency and the NPT: New Goals and Norms

Treasury Takes Aim at Staff of Key Syrian Proliferator

On April 24, 2017, the United States sanctioned 271 employees of Syria’s Scientific Studies and Research Center (SSRC) in response to the Assad government’s April 4 sarin gas attack in Khan Sheikoun. The designations aim to further punish SSRC itself, rather than the contribution of any single individual. As such, the action highlights SSRC's central role in Syria's non-conventional weapon programs.

Lesson Learned or Business as Usual?

Record U.S. penalties imposed on ZTE may not be enough to deter the Chinese telecom giant and others from violating Iran sanctions.

Pyongyang’s Growing Nuclear Arsenal

North Korea conducted its fifth nuclear weapons test in September 2016, which was its strongest to date. At the same time, operations continue at the Yongbyon Nuclear Research Center, North Korea’s primary fissile material production facility. Pyongyang is producing both plutonium and highly enriched uranium (HEU) at Yongbyon, and is expanding operations there.

Iran’s Nuclear Veil

How to increase transparency under the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action.