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March 27, 2014

"Nuclear Kingdom: Saudi Arabia's Atomic Ambitions"

Policy Brief, Washington Institute for Near East Policy

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

Olli Heinonen and Simon Henderson write that although Iran's nuclear potential will likely dominate talks between President Obama and King Abdullah on March 29, Riyadh's own nuclear plans should also be part of the discussion.

 

2013

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.

 

 

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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.

 

 

July 6, 2013

"On Iran"

Op-Ed, The Economist

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

In a letter to the editor of the Economist, Olli Heinonen and Simon Henderson respond to an earlier published letter on Iran's nuclear plans. They write:

Sir, We noted the letter (June 29th (http://www.economist.com/news/letters/21580127-iran-coastal-homes-mexico-city-prismlondon-publishing-bosses-newcastle)from Sir Richard Dalton in response to your leader on Iran. We were concerned by this passage: “You did not mention that Iran has a policy of converting its 20% enriched uranium into oxide, ready for research-reactor fuelmaking. This puts the material beyond use for bombs (short of a time-consuming, detectable and technically demanding process to turn it back into gas, which can be discounted in the medium term).”

 

 

May 2013 Update

Nuclear Iran: A Glossary of Terms

Report

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

At a time when the possibility of military action against Iran's nuclear program is being debated, the need for a clear understanding of the issues and the controversial science and technology behind them has never been more acute. Toward that end, the Washington Institute and Harvard Kennedy School's Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs have copublished an interactive online glossary of terms used in the discussion about Iran, prepared by proliferation expert Simon Henderson and Olli Heinonen, former deputy director-general of the International Atomic Energy Agency.

 

 

IAEA

March 15, 2013

"Iran's Nuclear Clock and World Diplomacy"

Op-Ed, Policy Watch

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

Talks with Iran in Turkey next week and in Kazakhstan next month are important, but Tehran still needs to clarify the details of its controversial nuclear program.

 

2012

October 23, 2012

"Nuclear Iran: Technical Issues Overshadowing Negotiations"

Op-Ed, Policy Watch

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

Although both Washington and Tehran deny reports that they have agreed to bilateral nuclear negotiations, the rumors will prompt fresh debate about what concessions the United States can or should make.

 

 

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September 7, 2012

"What We Know About Iran's Nukes"

Op-Ed, Wall Street Journal

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

Iranian Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei claimed last week that his government isn't interested in nuclear weapons: "Our motto is nuclear energy for all and nuclear weapons for none," he said. A better perspective was provided almost simultaneously from the world's nuclear watchdog, the International Atomic Energy Agency, which on Aug. 30 released its latest report on Iran's nuclear activities.

 

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