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Upcoming Event: The Iran Project Launch of New Publication, 12:00-1:00 June 3rd, at the Woodrow Wilson Center
Event Location: Woodrow Wilson Center, Main Auditorium, One Woodrow Wilson Plaza – 1300 Pennsylvania Ave., NW, Washington, DC
The Iran Deal: What 18 Tense Months have Produced – and Now, 68 Tense Days
Ambassador William Luers and and Jeremy Shapiro, fellow at the Brookings Institution, previously a member of the State Department’s policy planning staff, discuss the proposed nuclear agreement with Iran, at The Roosevelt House Public Policy Institute at Hunter College on April 23.
The Iran Project Statement on the Announcement of a Framework for a Comprehensive Nuclear Agreement with Iran
We welcome the announcement that the U.S. government and other major world powers have reached a framework accord to prevent Iran from acquiring a nuclear weapon.
This achievement is the result of the sustained effort of the Foreign Ministers of seven governments spanning nearly 18 months, to put in place a set of constraints and inspections that would limit Iran’s nuclear program to peaceful purposes.
The framework will be examined and interpreted differently in the United States and Iran over the next three months. These negotiations have been among the mostcomplex diplomatic efforts in recent history. Nevertheless, we believe the framework represents important progress toward our goal of blocking an Iranian nuclear weapon.
An Iran Nuclear Deal is There for the Taking
Amb. William Luers, Amb. Thomas Pickering, and Dr. Jim Walsh publish a new op-ed in The National Interest on the most recent round of talks and remaining challenges in this final phase of diplomacy. Read the full article.
NYTimes Roger Cohen Pens Op-Ed on Nuclear Deal with Iran, ‘the Thinkable Ally’
Obama’s war against ISIS makes war with Iran even more unthinkable. A nuclear deal is imperative. Read the full article.
The Washington Post: How a Nuclear Deal can Help Save Iraq
The Iran Project’s Ryan Crocker, William Luers, and Thomas Pickering discuss the U.S. and Iran’s shared interests in Iraq and Afghanistan, as well as the long-term impact of a breakdown in talks. Read the Op-Ed
What’s the Way Forward with Iran? The Iran Project’s Jessica Tuchman Matthews Talks to NPR
It has been months since President Obama announced an interim deal had been struck between the group known as P5+1 and Iranian leadership over Iran’s nuclear program. Many open questions remain as the deliberations move forward and the details of the agreement emerge. How will this play out? Dr. Jessica Tuchman Mathews, President of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, speaks with NPR. Listen to the full interview.
Amb. Thomas Pickering’s Testifies before the House Armed Services Committee | 6.19.2014
As nuclear negotiations proceed between Iran and world powers, the Iran Project’s Ambassador Thomas Pickering testifies before the House Armed Services Committee on the shift in the US-Iran relationship and how a possible comprehensive agreement can impact US strategy in the region. Read the Testimony | Watch the Video
Former American Diplomats lead the Iran Project, Featured in Al-Monitor
William Luers, Director of The Iran Project, has spent nearly 12 years together with Thomas Pickering, Frank Wisner, Stephen Heintz, Jim Walsh and others pursuing a strategy to bring American and Iranian officials and scholars together. They have authored articles and several reports analyzing prospects for better US-Iran relations including the latest report by the Iran Project that foresees enhanced opportunities for the United States and Iran to pursue cooperation on mutual concerns such as fighting Islamic State militants, stabilizing Iraq and Afghanistan, if there is a long-term nuclear accord. Read the full article.
More Articles & Op-Eds
The Iran Project has published numerous articles and op-eds in the New York Times, the Huffington Post, the Washington Post, the National Interest, the New York Review of Books. Read all Iran Project articles and op-eds.