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Mar 26, 2012 Greg Jones: Facing the Reality of Iran as a De Facto Nuclear State
NPEC Senior Researcher Greg Jones argues that Iran can produce a nuclear weapon in such a short amount of time that it should already be considered a de facto nuclear state. He also claims that neither sanctions, diplomacy, a military strike, nor any combination of these can prevent Iran from acquiring nuclear weapons. 
Working Papers & Monographs
Feb 27, 2012 Bruno Tertrais: Nuclear Coup? France, the Algerian War and the April 1961 Nuclear Test
Bruno Tertrais examines the history surrounding France's April 1961 Nuclear Test and aims to draw lessons for possible future contingencies where a nuclear-capable country is threatened from inside and the control of nuclear materials or weapons may be at risk.
Working Papers & Monographs
Feb 22, 2012 Edward L. Morse: Expecting the Unexpected: Oil in 2012 - A Year of Tail Risks
Edward L. Morse, Global Head of Commodity Research for Citigroup, gave this slide presetnation on oil price futures and Iran at an NPEC dinner seminar, "Militray Action in Gulf: What Might the Economic Knock-On Effects Be?"
Presentations
Feb 14, 2012 NPEC's Executive Director Signs Letter to Urge Obama to Back Gold Standard
The Nonproliferation Policy Education Center and the Foreign Policy Initiative worked together on a letter to the President asking him to reconsider his decision to abandon the "Gold Standard" in favor of a case-by-case review. The Gold Standard requires non-nuclear weapons states to forgo uranium enrichment as well as spent-fuel reprocessing, and open themselves up to intrusive international inspections. NPEC and FPI argue that dropping the gold standard approach undermines global non-proliferation efforts and emboldens Iran because if the U.S. is willing to allow Vietnam and Jordan to make nuclear fuel, how will it convince Iran to refrain from doing this?
Official Docs & Letters
Feb 07, 2012 Obama Turns Bush's Nonproliferation Gold Standard into Lead
In an op-ed published by the National Review, NPEC's Executive Director looks into Obama's policy reversal and argues that leading and leaning on key nuclear suppliers to adopt the Gold Standard is our only option. Moreover, if the U.S. allows Jordan, Vietnam, South Korea, or Saudi Arabia to make nuclear fuel, it can forget about preventing any other country, including Iran, from doing so.
Op-Eds & Blogs
Dec 06, 2011 Greg Jones: Earliest Date Possible for Iran's First Bomb, February 2012
Senior Researcher Greg Jones argues that the IAEA's safeguards update shows that Western efforts to impede Iran’s centrifuge enrichment program continue to be ineffective.  Iran has maintained a steady production of 3.5% and 19.7% enriched uranium. The IAEA has also outlined the substantial progress Iran has made in the development of the non-nuclear components needed to produce nuclear weapons. If Iran were to now make an all-out effort to acquire nuclear weapons, it could probably do so in two to six months.  
Working Papers & Monographs
Nov 21, 2011 Victor Gilinsky Provides a Summary of NPEC and the Legatum Institute's London Conference
Victor Gilinsky provides a summary of the five different panels and panelist presentations for the London conference cohosted by NPEC and the Legatum Institute titled, "Reassessing Nuclear Nonproliferation's Key Premises."
Working Papers & Monographs
Nov 21, 2011 Patrick Roberts's Presentation on the Ability of the IAEA to Safeguard Nuclear Materials if Nuclear Power Expands
On Nov 21, 2011, Virginia Tech Professor Patrick Roberts conducted a presentation in London entitled "Scaling Up Safeguards: How Well will the IAEA Be Able to Safeguard Nuclear Materials in More States."
Presentations
Nov 15, 2011 Former IAEA Safeguards Director Pierre Goldschmidt Calls for Automatic Sanctions
Pierre Goldschmidt calls for the IAEA to adopt automatic sanctions in response to the Department of Safeguard's limited authority and lack of cooperation and transparency from IAEA member states.
Working Papers & Monographs
Nov 07, 2011 IISS-NPEC Exchange: Can Iran Make Its 1st Bomb before June '12?
NPEC Senior Analyst Greg Jones and IISS's Mark Fitzpatrick debate the amount of time it would take for Iran to produce a bomb's worth of HEU.
Working Papers & Monographs
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