Senior Policy Director Alexandra Bell spoke with the Al-Monitor about the State Department’s report accusing Iran of violating the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty. “The problem with inserting all these concerns rather than sticking to hard and fast assessments of legal compliance … is that you’re taking this away from being a very cut-and-dry document for the […]
Israel’s assumed nuclear weapons program, and the history surrounding it, is characterized by ambiguity. Thus far, that ambiguity has been effectively tolerated. Any formal recognition or acknowledgement of Israel’s weapons program could upset the current uneasy balance in the region, potentially spurring nuclear proliferation across the Middle East. Israel’s policy of nuclear opacity makes analysis […]
By Samuel Hickey On January 30, the Trump Administration extended four nuclear waivers allowing Russia, China and the UK to continue their work to restrain Iran’s nuclear program. While this move is good for American security, there are Iran hawks in the Senate who advocate rescinding all waivers related to the 2015 Joint Comprehensive Plan […]
Research Analyst Samuel Hickey was featured as a guest on i24 News (Israel)’s The Rundown discussing an announcement that Iran was increasing its uranium enrichment.
By Sam Hickey On January 5, Iran announced it will breach the limits imposed by the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) on the number of centrifuges it installs. Despite the headlines claiming Iran abandoned the deal, the reality is more nuanced. While Iran is no longer abiding by any operational restrictions on its nuclear […]