The analyses of the Al Kibar site and many other intelligence questions are being addressed by many people now that images are available through the internet. Wednesday’s post wasn’t primarily about image analysis, but that is part of the Al Kibar story, of which I plan another installment, probably next week. Bellingcat has been investigating […]

International law isn’t like traffic law: there’s no cop waiting to flag down an offender. But it does make a difference in how nations treat each other. It’s a body of agreements and understandings, some with structured enforcement mechanisms, and others that may provoke ad hoc types of enforcement. Do nations consult international law when […]

A number of you have requested posts on JCPOA verification and the “24-day” issue. A way to start is with Jeffrey Lewis’s request for how environmental remediation relates to JCPOA verification. It’s something that I will need to refer back to in discussing those issues. And it’s clearly something that numerous commentators have no idea […]

Iran has cleaned up sites before in an attempt to prevent IAEA inspectors from finding evidence of undeclared activities having to do with nuclear energy.  Iran has cleaned up sites before in an attempt to prevent IAEA inspectors from finding evidence of undeclared activities having to do with nuclear energy. Syria also cleaned up a […]

Senator Barbara Mikulski of Maryland became the 34th senator to declare that she will vote in favor of the nuclear agreement with Iran. That means that if a motion of disapproval passes the House and Senate, President Obama has declared he will veto it. Overriding a presidential veto requires a two-thirds majority of both houses […]