Posts tagged with Iran

FAS Roundup- December 26, 2011

FAS Roundup: December 26, 2011 New CRS reports, letter to President Obama regarding Iran, U.S. electric power grid vulnerability to severe weather  and much more.   From the Blogs Congress Approves 2012 Intelligence Authorization: Steven Aftergood writes that before the House and Senate passed the Intelligence Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2012, there was a conspicuous absence of […]

FAS Roundup- December 5, 2011

FAS Roundup: December 5, 2011 Dormant civil liberties oversight board, podcast highlighting Iran’s nuclear program, new CRS reports and more.  From the Blogs Civil Liberties Oversight Board Still Dormant: The Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight board was supposed to provide independent oversight of U.S. counterterrorism policies. But, it remains dormant as its members have not […]

New FAS Podcast: “A Conversation with an Expert” Featuring Dr. Ali Vaez

Listen above to a new edition of the FAS Podcast: “A Conversation With An Expert,” featuring Dr. Ali Vaez, Director of the Iran Project. Topics discussed include: the recent IAEA report on Iran (released November 8, 2011), history of Iran’s relationship with IAEA and Iranian public opinion regarding nuclear pursuits. Click here to download podcast. […]

FAS Roundup- November 28, 2011

FAS Roundup: November 28, 2011 New CRS reports, petition to assess nuclear threat, Take Action blog featuring Iran’s nuclear program and more.  From the Blogs New CRS Reports: Secrecy News has obtained new reports from the Congressional Research Service; topics of these reports include: U.S. government programs to identify and deport criminal aliens and the […]

FAS Roundup- November 21, 2011

FAS Roundup: November 21, 2011 Interview with former Iranian nuclear negotiator Amb. Hossein Mousavian, petition to assess nuclear threat, stalled declassification of historical satellite imagery, status of China’s nuclear forces, and more. From the Blogs Declassification of Intelligence Satellite Imagery Stalled: The eagerly awaited declassification of vast amounts of historical intelligence satellite imagery that was […]

FAS Roundup-November 14, 2011

FAS Roundup: November 14, 2011 Dispute over nuclear weapons program costs, IAEA Iran report analysis, new documentary on anthrax, terrorist threat to Pakistan’s nuclear arsenal and more. From the Blogs New Air Force policy directive on “Directive Energy Weapons” and letter from Representative Maurice Hinchey (D-NY) to President Obama asking to expedite the declassification of […]

FAS Roundup- October 31, 2011

Goodbye to the B53, mystery behind the 1969 nuclear alert, new START data, advice for Washington regarding Iran and much more.   From the Blogs New CRS reports, including casualty figures from the war in Afghanistan and more. Mystery of the 1969 Nuclear Alert: In October 1969, the Nixon Administration secretly placed U.S. nuclear forces […]

New Report on Iran’s Nuclear Program

Iran’s controversial nuclear program has been front and center on the international stage for more than eight years. Despite negotiations, sanctions, and political tug-of-war, the United States and its allies have yet to tame Iran’s atomic phoenix. At the center of this nuclear standoff is Iran’s controversial uranium enrichment program and efforts to obtain full […]

Toward a Negotiated Solution – Solving the Iranian Nuclear Puzzle

Last week, I spoke at a meeting of the Arms Control Association on the Multilateral “P-5+1” talks with Iran over its nuclear program. How we can improve IAEA monitoring and verification so that we can have sufficient confidence that Iran’s nuclear fuel-cycle activities are not used for weapons purpose? The panelists included Barry Blechman, co-founder of the Henry L. Stimson Center and chair of […]