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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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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

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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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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.