Welcome to The Iran Project

Thank you for your interest in The Iran Project.  The Iran Project was founded in 2002, and became an independent non-governmental entity in 2009.  The Iran Project seeks to support a balanced, objective, and bipartisan approach to preventing Iran from acquiring a nuclear weapon – one that enhances U.S. national security and that of our friends and allies in the region. The Iran Project was started in 2002 by the United Nations Association of the USA and Rockefeller Brothers Fund, and became an independent project under the auspices of the non-profit organization Foundation for a Civil Society in 2009.  For nearly a decade, The Iran Project’s methodology has aimed to reduce misunderstandings between Iran and the U.S. by establishing ongoing informal dialogues with Iranian counterparts, and to inform senior U.S. Government officials and members of Congress on the content of our talks.  The Iran project has three main objectives: to promote an official U.S.-Iran dialogue, to develop a peaceful resolution to the nuclear standoff, and to encourage greater cooperation between the U.S. and Iran for greater regional stability.  The Iran Project has also published numerous articles and op-eds, and has maintained regular contact with journalists and columnists in major media outlets across the country on issues pertaining to Iran.  During the past decade the core members of The Iran Project have been Stephen Heintz, William Luers, Jessica Mathews, William Miller, Thomas Pickering, Paul Pillar, Jim Walsh, and Frank Wisner. Due to increased public engagement, The Iran Project has created this website to make it easier for you to find information on the organization, follow us in the news, and leave us your comments. To stay updated on our news and events, join our mailing list. We hope to hear from you.