IAEA Chief’s Death Could Spell the End of the Iran Nuclear Deal

by Shemuel Meir The Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), the multilateral agreement that restricts Iran’s nuclear program and prevents it from developing nuclear weapons, has reached a critical juncture. In the midst of the crisis surrounding the future of… Continue Reading  

Civil vs. Military in Post-Deal Iran

by Sajjad Safaei “I’m not a colonel, I’m a lawyer!” Iran’s current President Hassan Rouhani uttered when his commitment to civil liberties came under fire during the 2013 presidential debate. In an attempt to accentuate the contrast between himself and… Continue Reading  

The IAEA’s “Final Assessment”

by Gareth Porter The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) assessment has cleared the way for the board of governors to end the Agency’s extraordinary investigation into accusations of Iran’s past nuclear weapons work. But a closer examination of the document reveals… Continue Reading  

IAEA: Most PMD Claims Groundless

 by Robert Kelley As readers of this blog know, I have long been skeptical of key details of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) November 2011 report, in particular specific allegations contained in the report’s Annex, which was entitled “Possible… Continue Reading  

Deconstructing the Myth of Lavizan-Shian

by Gareth Porter As the world awaits the mid-December report of International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Director General Yukiya Amano on the accusations of past Iranian work on nuclear weapons, anticipation of the report’s content will be shaped primarily by… Continue Reading