Category Archives: Analysis

UK Civil Nuclear Company

Key Points

  • The robustness of the export compliance systems of distributors is key to preventing proliferation. The lack of awareness held by the stockist about export licensing requirements was shocking; it was Company C’s reputation at risk too.
  • Buyers may pursue products with a lower technical specification if it might mean that they can avoid the control list. Companies should be fully aware of their products potential uses and full end-user checks should be carried out to mitigate this risk.
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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