Research Analyst Samuel Hickey wrote an op-ed in The National Interest explaining that not only is a maximum pressure sanctions campaign ineffective at curbing Iran’s nuclear ambitions, it is also ineffective at curbing its conventional weapons programs. “Indirect contacts in Vienna between the United States and the members of the Iran nuclear deal (China, France, Germany, […]
By Genevieve Hackman In the past month, the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) came to two agreements with Iran that create space for diplomatic engagement with the United States. While both Washington and Tehran are in difficult domestic positions, playing to domestic audiences that disapprove of “weak” policy on the other, the determined work of […]
Fact: The Iran nuclear deal was working to constrain Iran’s nuclear program. Now, Iran is closer to a nuclear weapon today than the day President Trump entered office. We can make the United States and the world safer by reentering this essential security agreement right away.
By Samuel M. Hickey After failing to bend Tehran to its will, the Trump administration tried to undermine any efforts by the next administration to reverse course and revive the Iran nuclear deal. President Joe Biden has shown a willingness to restore the nuclear deal, if Iran returns to compliance, as a first step to […]
By Samuel M. Hickey Senior Iranian leaders from President Hassan Rouhani to Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei have been clear that they would welcome a quick return to the Iran nuclear deal, known formally as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), by the Biden administration. However, Tehran appears to be signaling that there is […]