The Administration’s Futile Flailing on Iran

by Paul R. Pillar This week the Board of Governors of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) convened at the request of the Trump administration to discuss Iran’s nuclear activities. There is no action that, according to the IAEA’s charter… Continue Reading  

Tensions Mount in U.S.-Iran Relations

by Mahsa Rouhi As it warned, Iran on July 8 raised its uranium enrichment level above the 3.67 percent purity limit set in  the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA). This is the second step in Iran’s plan to slowly… Continue Reading  

U.S. and Saudi Nuclear Options

by Javad Heiran-Nia and Ramin Hossein Abadian Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman (MbS) has recently pushed a plan to build seven strategic nuclear projects in the country, including a nuclear reactor in King Abdulaziz City of Science and Technology… Continue Reading  

Why Coercion Is a Recipe for Failure with Iran 

by Tytti Erästö Opponents of the 2015 Iran nuclear accord have criticized the deal because it did not end uranium enrichment or limit missile development by Iran. With the Trump administration, some see an opportunity to undermine the agreement by… Continue Reading  

Iran’s Nuclear Program and International Law

by Peter Jenkins Anyone who took an interest in the diplomatic twists and turns that finally resulted in last year’s Iran nuclear agreement (the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action or JCPOA) are likely to enjoy Iran’s Nuclear Program and International… Continue Reading