In mid-January, a team of scholars from the Harvard Kennedy School's Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs traveled to Tel Aviv, Israel to examine samples of, and receive briefings on, an archive of documents related to Iran's nuclear weapons program. The large cache included some 55,000 pages of documents and a further 55,000 files on CDs that included photos and videos. A clandestine Israeli intelligence operation spirited the materials out of Iran in early 2018. Despite diverse perspectives on the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, the Harvard team reached consensus conclusions on six points stemming from the archive, including implications for the future.
William Tobey was Deputy Administrator for Defense Nuclear Nonproliferation at the National Nuclear Security Administration from 2006-2009. There, he managed the U.S. government's largest program to prevent nuclear proliferation and terrorism by detecting, securing, and disposing of dangerous nuclear material. Mr. Tobey also served on the National Security Council Staff under three presidents, in defense policy, arms control, and counter-proliferation positions. He has participated in international negotiations ranging from the START talks with the Soviet Union to the Six Party Talks with North Korea and has ten years' experience in investment banking and venture capital. In addition, he serves on the Nuclear and Radiation Studies Board of the National Academies of Sciences Engineering and Medicine. Mr. Tobey chairs the board of the World Institute for Nuclear Security.