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Betting on the Reform and the Reformers in Iran

The Obama administration, including the president himself, has made much of the fact that even if Iran doesn’t change its behavior at home (or in the region), the nuclear agreement is nonetheless a worthwhile enterprise. There is a compelling logic to the president’s argument — an unreformed Iran with a nuclear weapon is much more dangerous than an Iran without one.

Iran’s Nuclear Chess Continued: Reviewing The Deal

Robert Litwak, an internationally recognized expert on nonproliferation, has been following the saga of Iran’s nuclear program since the beginning. His insightful book, “Iran’s Nuclear Chess,” has been updated now that a deal has been struck. We spoke with him about the latest developments, and in reviewing the deal, he covers fears and hopes on both sides of the equation. That’s the focus of this edition of  Wilson Center NOW.

Iran’s Nuclear Chess: An Analysis and Discussion of the Agreement

Nonproliferation expert Robert Litwak provided an insightful analysis of the nuclear agreement between the P5+1 and Iran during a discussion with David Sanger, The New York Times Chief Washington Correspondent and former Public Policy Scholar the Wilson Center. He assessed terms and prospective implementation, as well as implications if the agreement is not implemented. That’s the focus of this edition of REWIND.
 

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The Iran Nuclear Deal: An Update

Nonproliferation expert, Robert Litwak, provides an update on the Iran nuclear deal.

The Inter-Church Peace Council and the Nuclear Arms Race

The Origins of the IKV's Campaign Against Nuclear Arms, 1975-77

In June 1977, protests from lawmakers, national security experts, and activists arose almost instantly in response to US plans to produce enhanced radiation weapons (neutron bombs). It was a seemingly sudden beginning to what was, in hindsight, a decade of widespread Western resistance to the nuclear arms race and NATO’s modernization plans. In truth, the eruption of resistance was less sudden than it appeared at the time.

Iran's Nuclear Chess: After the Deal

"Iran's Nuclear Chess: After the Deal," the updated edition of the monograph "Iran's Nuclear Chess: Calculating America's Moves," by Robert Litwak, vice president for scholars and director of international security studies at the Wilson Center, addresses the nuclear agreement between the P5+1 and Iran and assesses its terms and prospective implementation, as well as the implications should the agreement not be implemented.

 

Iran’s Nuclear Chess: After the Deal

“Iran’s Nuclear Chess: After the Deal,” the updated edition of the monograph “Iran’s Nuclear Chess: Calculating America’s Moves,” by Robert Litwak, vice president for scholars and director of international security studies at the Wilson Center, addresses the nuclear agreement between the P5+1 and Iran and assesses its terms and prospective implementation, as well as the implications should the agreement not be implemented.

Iran’s Nuclear Chess: After the Deal

Robert Litwak, author of “Iran’s Nuclear Chess: After the Deal,” assessed the terms and prospective implementation of the nuclear agreement reached between Iran and the P5+1.

Fellowship and Internship Opportunities with NPIHP

Fellowship Opportunities

NPIHP regularly awards research fellowships to junior and mid-career scholars interested in conducting research in non-US archives. Most appointments last between three and six months, and include reimbursement of travel to/from the research site, a modest living stipend, and reimbursement of any duplication costs. Calls for applications will be posted on this page and advertised through the NPIHP mailing list.

Supporting Your Research

NPIHP offers resources and support to scholars of all levels who are conuducting archival research on the history of nuclear weapons. In addition to NPIHP's formal fellowships, the project accepts ad-hoc proposals and funding requests to support archival research. If you have a project in need of support, email NPIHP@wilsoncenter.org with a short proposal (500 words max). Generally, NPHIP supports the following kinds of activities:

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