By John Erath As of the latter half of July, prospects for some kind of revival of the Iran nuclear deal remain uncertain, and it is worth taking a few moments to examine the state of play. The Biden administration came into office favoring a return to the Joint Cooperative Plan of Action (JCPOA), as […]
In May 2018, President Donald Trump withdrew the United States from the Iran nuclear deal, known officially as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), leaving the multilateral and congressionally reviewed agreement in a zombie-like state. However, the JCPOA could potentially be revived. Should the United States and the other parties (China, France, Germany, Iran, Russia and the United […]
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.