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Olli Heinonen

Olli Heinonen

Senior Fellow, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs

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Email: olli_heinonen@hks.harvard.edu

 

 

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Summer 2011

"After Fukushima: How Should Nuclear Regulators Respond?"

Newsletter Article, Belfer Center Newsletter

By Matthew Bunn, Professor of Practice; Co-Principal Investigator, Project on Managing the Atom, Olli Heinonen, Senior Fellow, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs and William H. Tobey, Senior Fellow, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs

With the nuclear crisis at Japan’s Fukushima Daiichi reactor continuing more than a month after the initial damage and radiation leaks, several Center experts responded to the question of what actions should be taken now by nuclear regulators around the world.

 

AP

November 21, 2014

"Regional Nuclear Plans in the Aftermath of an Iran Deal"

Op-Ed

By Olli Heinonen, Senior Fellow, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs and Simon Henderson

While the purpose of multilateral negotiations with Iran is to reduce proliferation concerns, successful talks may in fact accelerate nuclear plans in the Gulf states and Jordan, writes Senior Fellow Olli Heinonen.

 

 

AP

November 5, 2014

"A New Approach to Resolve Military Aspects of Iran’s Nuclear Program"

Op-Ed

By Olli Heinonen, Senior Fellow, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs and David Albright

In a recent appearance in Washington, DC, the IAEA’s Director General Yukiya Amano repeatedly emphasized that the military nuclear issues need to be addressed and solved. It is time for the IAEA to chart a new course before its lack of progress in resolving this issue collides with the effort by the world’s powers and Iran to achieve a nuclear deal by November 24. The IAEA, with the support of the United States, must act quickly.

 

 

Getty Images

July 23, 2014

"A North Korean in Iran"

Op-Ed, Foreign Policy

By Olli Heinonen, Senior Fellow, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs and Simon Henderson

The death from natural causes of an old man in North Korea this month should have been the closing chapter of the tale of Pakistan's nuclear and missile cooperation with the Hermit Kingdom. Instead, it may mark the next episode in the saga of Iran's controversial nuclear program.

 

 

December 19, 2013

"Iran Plays Games with the Geneva Deal"

Op-Ed, Arms Control and Regional Security for The Middle East

By Olli Heinonen, Senior Fellow, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs and Orde Kittrie

Nearly a month since the six-month Joint Plan of Action with Iran was announced in Geneva on November 24, the deal has yet to go into effect.  The two sides have noteven agreed on a start date for implementing the deal. Meanwhile, Iran says it is continuing to advance its nuclear program.

 

 

November 18, 2013

"Iran's Nuclear Narrative Needs to Be Challenged"

Op-Ed, Washington Institute for Near East Policy

By Olli Heinonen, Senior Fellow, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs and Simon Henderson

A full explanation of Tehran's past and current nuclear activities should be a vital part of any interim agreement.

 

 

October 30, 2013

"The Need for Speed in Negotiations with Iran"

Op-Ed, Washington Institute for Near East Policy

By Olli Heinonen, Senior Fellow, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs and Simon Henderson

Talks with Iran are gaining momentum, but its centrifuges are still enriching uranium, and its Arak facility may soon be capable of producing plutonium.

 

 

October 18, 2013

"In Response to Recent Questionable Claims about North Korea’s Indigenous Production of Centrifuges"

Op-Ed, India & Global Affairs

By David Albright and Olli Heinonen, Senior Fellow, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs

After reading the summary paper presented at a conference in Seoul on September 25, 2013, “New insights into North Korea’s gas centrifuge enrichment program” by Joshua Pollack, with the aid of R. Scott Kemp, we remain unconvinced about its central conclusions.  In particular, we disagree with several that have been widely reported in the media, such as that policies based on export controls, sanctions and interdiction “won’t get much traction” and a verifiable denuclearization deal may be “out of reach.”1  We have identified several problems from the summary of the forthcoming analysis which would undermine those as well as other conclusions they draw.

 

 

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September 23, 2013

"Nuclear Talks With Iran: Diplomacy and Diminishing Time"

Op-Ed, Policy Watch, 2146

By Olli Heinonen, Senior Fellow, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs and Simon Henderson

Stopping Iran's increasingly rapid progress toward becoming a de facto nuclear weapons state requires significant diplomatic progress, and quickly.

 

 

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September 6, 2013

"Rouhani and Iran's Nuclear Progress"

Op-Ed, Policy Watch

By Olli Heinonen, Senior Fellow, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs and Simon Henderson

Iran's new president will soon be tested on his ability and willingness to address international concerns about his country's nuclear program.

 

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