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.
Olli Heinonen is a senior fellow with the Belfer Center at Harvard University's Kennedy School and a former deputy director-general for safeguards at the IAEA.
Understand the details of debates over Iran's nuclear program and the international response with this interactive glossary that translates technical jargon into language comprehensible even to the layperson.
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 key reference document for experts and governments alike. In language comprehensible even to the layperson, proliferation expert Simon Henderson and former IAEA deputy director-general Olli Heinonen cover the jargon and history behind IAEA inspections, centrifuge enrichment, basic nuclear physics, and early nuclear weapons development in Pakistan and the United States. Deal or no deal, the glossary provides an indispensable and timely guide to a complex and hotly debated issue.
Olli Heinonen, a senior fellow at Harvard University's Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, is a former deputy director-general and head of the Department of Safeguards at the IAEA in Vienna, where his responsibilities included inspection of Iran's nuclear facilities.