Simon Henderson is the Baker fellow and director of the Bernstein Program on Gulf and Energy Policy at The Washington Institute, specializing in energy matters and the conservative Arab states of the Persian Gulf.
Articles & Testimony
A guide to the key jargon and technical minutiae underlying Netanyahu’s troubling accusations against Iran.
Israel's discovery of Iran’s secret nuclear archive is extraordinary. Even more amazing is that Israel says it managed to smuggle out 55,000 pages of documents and another 55,000 files on 183 CDs. Many articles will dissect Iran’s diplomatic duplicity. Few will attempt to scrutinize the technical details that formed the basis of Netanyahu’s case. That’s a pity; it’s challenging to comprehend, but not impossible. What Netanyahu revealed suggests that Iran was much closer to a deliverable nuclear weapon than many experts may have imagined before the JCPOA was signed...