Category Archives: Analysis

UN Panel of Experts on Iran Sanctions Renewed

On the 5th June 2013, the UN Security Council extended the mandate of the expert panel established to monitor the implementation of Security Council sanctions on the Islamic Republic of Iran, following its failure to cooperate with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) about its nuclear programme. Dr. Jonathan Brewer, a visiting professor of the Centre for Science and Security Studies in King’s College London, has been a member of the panel since 2010. Continue reading UN Panel of Experts on Iran Sanctions Renewed

2013-2014 report from the UN’s Iran sanctions panel of experts

On 11 June 2014, the UN’s Panel of Experts established pursuant to UNSCR 1929 (2010) – a panel set up to monitor the implementation of UN sanctions on Iran – released its 2013-2014 report.[1] This report goes further in its judgments than the reports of previous years in showing that Iran is breaching sanctions by procuring both controlled and non-controlled items. Continue reading 2013-2014 report from the UN’s Iran sanctions panel of experts

Chinese Citizen’s Involvement in the Supply of MKS Pressure Transducers to Iran: Preventing a Reoccurrence

By Ian J. Stewart, Andrea Stricker, and David Albright.

Project Alpha at King’s College Londonand ISIS have collaborated on a case study of a highly important topic: the continued sale or diversion of controlled and dual-use goods through China to Iran’s nuclear program. Continue reading Chinese Citizen’s Involvement in the Supply of MKS Pressure Transducers to Iran: Preventing a Reoccurrence

Implications of the Interim Agreement with Iran for Businesses

On 24th November 2013, Iran and the P5+1 (representatives of the US, UK, France, Russia, China and Germany) reached interim agreement regarding a pathway to resolving the country’s outstanding nuclear issues. This initial ‘interim agreement’ is likely to be followed by further negotiations with the intention of reaching a lasting deal over the coming months. Continue reading Implications of the Interim Agreement with Iran for Businesses