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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.



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November 27, 2012

Understanding the IAEA's Mandate in Iran: Avoiding Misinterpretations


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

Much attention has focused on Iran's advancing nuclear program, on the peace and security concerns which that program has raised, and on the international policy debate over how to respond to that program. Far less attention has been paid to the various legal-sounding arguments used by Iran and a few academics to call into question the mandate of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) to investigate and make determinations about actual or suspected violations of Iranís legal obligations.

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We host a busy schedule of events throughout the fall, winter and spring. Past guests include: UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, former Vice President Al Gore, and former Soviet Union President†Mikhail Gorbachev.