Aaron Stein

Aaron Stein

Aaron Stein is a Nonresident Fellow at the Atlantic Council’s Rafik Hariri Center for the Middle East. His research interests include US-Turkey relations, Turkish foreign policy, the Syrian conflict, nonproliferation, and the Iranian nuclear program.


All Posts


Russia, China, and the US discuss the Norks

South Korea and the Bomb

Kim Jong Un’s Bomb

The North Korean Missile Threat and Alliance Reassurance

Dudes from the Shig

North Korea’s KN-11 Goes Kablooie

North Korea Tested an H-Bomb?

Russian Cruise Missiles

Campaign Against Red Mercury

Parchin Puzzle

The Bombing of Hiroshima

Sanctions and the Iran Deal

We have a deal!

A Region in Flux: Proliferation Concerns in the Middle East

North Korea’s Submarine Launched Missile

NPT Review Conference Follies II

NPT Review Conference Follies I

China MIRVs Some Missiles

Keeping up with the Kims

535 Secretaries of State

Modernization Molehill

The Framework Nuclear Agreement with Iran

Nuclear Chain Nonsense

Israel’s H-Bomb

Iran Talks Have Become a Coughing Goat Rodeo

Putin’s Dead Hand

Missile Confusion: Turkey’s Dance with the Chinese

The Terse End to Cooperative Threat Reduction

Modernization Mountain: Ash Carter and the Aging Triad

When Open Source Goes Wrong


Geospatial Analysis and the Serial Podcast

The Monarchy’s Missiles

The Little Green Men and a New Cruise Missile

An Autonomous SecDef?

The Redline: Iran and the January Deadline

Negotiating with Tehran

Monitoring Missile Proliferation with Open Source Tools

Open Source Verification

Space and Emerging Technologies: Future Proliferation Threats

Screwing up in Iraq

Where is Kim Jong-Un?

Concerns about Iran’s Nuclear Program in the Gulf

Interview with CTBTO’s Zerbo

Full Frontal? Verifying a Nuclear Deal with Iran

Putin’s Nuclear Threat

A Hypersonic Arms Race

An Expensive Burden: Nuclear Weapons in Europe

Satellites Under Threat: The Spread of Hit-To-Kill

Russia and the INF: Don’t Call it a Circumvention

Open Source and the MH17 Shootdown

The Motorcycle Diaries: Japan’s Nuclear Program

Double Dragon: Open Source and North Korean Missile Launches

The Cruise Missile Conundrum

Open Source and Arms Control

The Rebalance and the Shangri La Brouhaha

The Trillion Dollar Triad?

The Sensor Gap and Open Skies

Burma’s Suspicious Defense Facility

Podcast: Iran and the JPOA

Missiles on Parade: The Saudi DF-3

A Gordian Knot: Missiles in the Gulf

Podcast: The INF and the Dismemberment of Ukraine

Turkey’s Syria Policy: Why Seymour Hersh Got it Wrong

Concentric Circles: Iran’s Compartmentalized Nuclear Program

Looking to the Past to Solve the Iranian Nuclear Issue

The Turkish (Nuclear) Model?

Most Recent Comments

  1. In: A Gordian Knot: Missiles in the Gulf

    I don't think the KSA air force is a joke. However, there are numerous jokes in the region about the…
  1. In: Concentric Circles: Iran's Compartmentalized Nuclear Program

    No problem Yousaf. Always enjoy a good debate. I find the continued references to the Hibbs article to be a…
  1. In: Concentric Circles: Iran's Compartmentalized Nuclear Program

    Thank you for the comment. I cover the MIT connection in great detail in my dissertation. For the blog post,…


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