Iranian Nuclear Program

Empty Rhetoric in the Obama Administration’s Iran Policy

U.S. President Barack Obama reviews an honor guard upon his arrival in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia on March 28, 2014. Obama met with Saudi King Abdullah during his visit to the region. (Reuters)
 

The Obama administration has often responded to crises of confidence in its foreign policy by treating unease and skepticism among international allies and partners, and among critics at home, as a messaging problem. It has interpreted failure to secure buy-in or cooperation as a failure to communicate effectively, rather than as a potential sign of flawed substance.

Iran Action Plan is No Step Forward

(L-R) British Foreign Secretary William Hague, Germany's Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle, EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, Russia's Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius gather at the United Nations Palais in Geneva November 24, 2013. (Reuters)

Explaining Iran's Nuclear Deal Win

Secretary of State John Kerry gestures at a press conference about the deal reached between six world powers and Iran at the International Conference Centre of Geneva November 24, 2013. (Reuters).

Iran got what it bargained for. 

The Iranian Nuclear Program: Timelines, Data, and Estimates V2.1

Iranian President Ahmadinejad visits the Natanz uranium enrichment facility on April 8, 2008. (Getty)

This assessment is version 2.1 of a recurring analysis of Iran’s nuclear program. 

Event: The Costs of Containing Iran

Event: The Costs of Containing Iran: More than the US Is Bargaining For
Date: Tuesday, December 6, 2011, 10:30 - 12:00 PM
Location: Capitol Visitors Center (Senate side), SVC 209-08, 1st Street NE

 

IRGC On "The Day After"

(Photo by Hamed Saber, available at Flickr)
 

Iranian officials and state-run publications have often claimed that the Iranian regime does not seek nuclear weapons. This position contradicts the historical evidence and recent International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) reports citing concerns over nuclear weapons activities that, according to the head of the IAEA, “may have continued until recently.”[1]

Iran Drives Nuclear Program Forward

IAEA Director General Yukiya Amano addresses the Board of Governors. (Photo: D. Calma/IAEA) www.iaea.org

Iran has long stonewalled the IAEA, the organization tasked with enforcing multiple United Nations Security Council resolutions that demand a halt to Iran’s illicit nuclear activities. And this week the rogue regime continued its march: Iranian leaders announced steps to accelerate and harden their nuclear program, ignoring recent measures taken by the U.S. and UN that included multiple rounds of diplomacy and sanctions meant to change the regime’s behavior.

Iran's Nuclear Program: IAEA Update

(IAEA Board of Governors meeting, photo by International Atomic Energy Agency)