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To Understand Iranian Centrifuges, Look to a Top

Simon Henderson

Centrifuges play a critical role in the enrichment of uranium and are a central bargaining point in the Iran nuclear negotiations. In this video, Baker Fellow Simon Henderson uses a child’s toy to explain how centrifuges work and how anomalies can disable them, such as the Stuxnet virus that reportedly sabotaged the Iranian system in 2010.

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Iran's Nuclear Breakout Time: A Fact Sheet

Olli Heinonen

With reports that Washington and its partners may reach a nuclear accord with Iran in the coming days, a former senior IAEA safeguards official answers the most pressing questions about Tehran's program and how the agreement might affect its capabilities.

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The Battle for Idlib: Military Implications

Jeffrey White

Although not the catastrophe it could have been, the defeat holds major implications for the regime's strategy in Idlib province, its willingness to hold precarious positions elsewhere in Syria, and its dependence on foreign forces.

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Nuclear Iran: A Glossary

Simon Henderson and Olli Heinonen

As talks between the P5+1 and Iran intensify, The Washington Institute and Harvard Kennedy School’s Belfer Center have copublished a completely revised and updated version of Nuclear Iran: A Glossary. Originally published in August 2012 and updated once already in May 2013, this interactive glossary has established itself as a...

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In Focus: Understanding a Nuclear Deal with Iran

Interviews and Presentations

To Understand Iranian Centrifuges, Look to a Top

Simon Henderson

Centrifuges play a critical role in the enrichment of uranium and are a central bargaining point in the Iran nuclear negotiations. In this video, Baker Fellow Simon Henderson uses a child’s toy to explain how centrifuges work and how anomalies can disable them, such as the Stuxnet virus that reportedly sabotaged the Iranian system in 2010.

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Nuclear Iran: A Glossary

Simon Henderson and Olli Heinonen

As talks between the P5+1 and Iran intensify, The Washington Institute and Harvard Kennedy School’s Belfer Center have copublished a completely revised and updated version of Nuclear Iran: A Glossary. Originally published in August 2012 and updated once already in May 2013, this interactive glossary has established itself as a...


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Iran's Nuclear Breakout Time: A Fact Sheet

Olli Heinonen

With reports that Washington and its partners may reach a nuclear accord with Iran in the coming days, a former senior IAEA safeguards official answers the most pressing questions about Tehran's program and how the agreement might affect its capabilities.