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Kittrie article published in Wall Street Journal
co-authored an Op-ed piece published on March 26 in the Wall Street Journal titled, “Stopping an Undetectable Iranian Bomb.” Kittrie’s co-authors were David Albright, president of the Institute for Science and International Security, and Mark Dubowitz, executive director of the Foundation for Defense of Democracies.
The Op-ed quoted President Obama’s warning last fall that Iran could eventually achieve “breakout capacity, which means that we would not be able to intervene in time to stop their nuclear program,” and assesses that Iran is rapidly approaching that capacity. The authors recommended that U.S. policy-makers take several steps to hinder Iran from achieving breakout capacity, including: intensifying economic sanctions on Iran, cracking down on Iran’s illicit imports of centrifuge equipment and materials, and insisting upon more frequent inspections of key Iranian sites by the International Atomic Energy Agency.
Kittrie is a professor at the College of Law and a non-resident Senior Fellow with ASU’s McCain Institute for International Leadership. He has extensive experience with nuclear nonproliferation issues, having chaired the Nonproliferation, Arms Control & Disarmament interest group of the American Society of International Law from 2008 to 2012, and also testified before committees of the Senate and House on issues relating to nuclear nonproliferation. Kittrie is a former senior attorney for nuclear affairs at the U.S. Department of State, where he negotiated five nuclear non-proliferation agreements between the United States and Russia and helped negotiate at the United Nations the Convention for the Suppression of Acts of Nuclear Terrorism.
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