Iran’s Satellite Launch: Not an ICBM Test

by Michael Elleman Iran attempted and failed to lift the Payam-e Amirkabir satellite into orbit using a Simorgh rocket on 15 January. Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu responded to the news by stating that the purportedly ‘innocent satellite’ launched by… Continue Reading  

Are Iran’s Ballistic Missiles Designed to be Nuclear Capable? (This article has been updated.)

by Michael Elleman and Mark Fitzpatrick The common claim that Iran’s missile development must be stopped altogether because these systems could deliver nuclear weapons in the future rests on broad generalizations. While there is reason for concern, priority attention should… Continue Reading