Iran could process its entire inventory of 20%-enriched U3O8 to produce UF6 in a matter of a few weeks, the fruit of Iran's cumulative nuclear chemistry R&D and industrial-scale experience over three decades.
During the coming week, the United States and South Korea will again attack the sticking point that since 2011 has bedeviled the negotiation of a new bilateral nuclear cooperation agreement.
Negotiations with Iran, including the offer of incentives and the threat of further sanctions, are still the least-naive option available today.
An assessment of the technological reasons why North Korea may soon conduct another nuclear test.
In anticipation of a nuclear renaissance, investors tempted by speculative price increases during the last decade have been searching for uranium in places off the beaten track.
If there is a cache of uranium in the greater Damascus area, it very well could be in the crossfire of antagonists, a possibility that makes Israel and some Western governments nervous.
A comprehensive P5+1 Iran deal that included a Russo-Iranian agreement on nuclear cooperation could give Moscow a powerful incentive to work with the West and open a sustainable path for Iran toward commercial nuclear power development.
The North Korean crisis shows that limiting IAEA authority to assure that Iran is not hiding nuclear activities will hurt efforts to end the Iranian nuclear crisis.
In anticipation of this week's meeting between Iran and the IAEA, there has been some talk about what should happen with the IAEA's file on "possible military dimensions" of Iran's nuclear program if the United States decides to strike a deal with Iran.
Over the last decade, specialists have been quietly changing the architecture of the IAEA safeguards system, but they haven’t explained things to the outside world—including the IAEA’s member states.