Category Archives: Iran

Senate Skepticism on Iran Deal Overlooks Facts

By Jonah Aboni The Senate Foreign Relations Committee quizzed Undersecretary of State for Political Affairs Wendy Sherman on the status of the negotiations on Iran’s nuclear program at a hearing on Tuesday. Negotiators announced on July 19 a four- month … Continue reading

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Arms Control Association Statement On Extension of P5+1 Nuclear Talks With Iran

(UPDATED 7:45 pm EST) By Daryl G. Kimball, Executive Director Tonight in Vienna, EU High Representative Catherine Ashton and Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif announced that the negotiations between the United States, other great powers, and Iran to resolve concerns … Continue reading

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Coping with Iran’s Ballistic Missiles

By Greg Thielmann Ballistic missile limits continue to receive attention as a candidate for inclusion in the ongoing Iran nuclear talks – most recently in a hearing of the House Armed Services Committee on June 19. But making the case … Continue reading

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Rushing to Failure, Again

Hit or Miss, Sunday’s Missile Defense Test Will Not Justify Expansion By Tom Z. Collina In 2004, President George W. Bush began fielding the Ground-Based Missile Defense (GMD) system that is in place today, composed of 30 interceptor missiles in … Continue reading

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IAEA Reports Progress on Questions About Iran’s Nuclear Program, Compliance with JPoA

By Kelsey Davenport Iran is complying with the terms of an agreement made with P5+1 (United States, China, France, United Kingdom, Germany and Russia) on November 24, according to the International Atomic Energy Agency’s (IAEA) most recent quarterly report. The … Continue reading

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The Week Ahead, May 19-23: IAEA Report on Iran; Congress Acts on Defense Authorization Bills

The following are some of the key arms control dates and developments to watch in the coming week. For more news and analysis on these and other weapons-related security issues, consider subscribing to ACA’s monthly journal Arms Control Today, which … Continue reading

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Iran’s Claims About Its Practical Needs for Uranium Enrichment: A Reality Check

By Daryl G. Kimball and Kelsey Davenport (updated 12:00 noon EST) Today in Vienna as P5+1 negotiators engage with their Iranian counterparts on each side’s proposals for a “comprehensive solution that would ensure Iran’s nuclear programme will be exclusively peaceful,” … Continue reading

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Another View from Israel on Iran’s Nuclear Program and What it Means

By Greg Thielmann  Comments by the former Director-General of the Israeli Atomic Energy Commission, Brig. Gen. Uzi Eilam, made big news in Israel on May 8 because they seriously challenge key elements of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s narrative concerning the … Continue reading

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European Missile Defense No Answer to Russia

The just-passed House Armed Services Committee plan to accelerate U.S. missile defense deployments in Poland to counter Russian action in Ukraine is all bark and no bite.  By Tom Z. Collina The United States has a strategic interest in establishing … Continue reading

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The Week Ahead, April 7-11: Iran Talks Resume; Hagel in China; CTBTO Group of Eminent Persons Meets

The following are some of the key arms control dates and developments to watch in the coming week. For more news and analysis on these and other weapons-related security issues, consider subscribing to ACA’s monthly journal Arms Control Today, which … Continue reading

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