Nuclear Weapons

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.

Did Hiroshima Save Japan From Soviet Occupation?

In the wee hours of Aug. 24, 1945, Soviet long-range bombers would take off from their air base not far from the Far Eastern port of Vladivostok and fly east, across the Sea of Japan, dropping lethal payloads on the northern Japanese island of Hokkaido. At 5 a.m. that morning, two Soviet regiments would storm their way onshore, followed, in two hours, by a larger force. Within days, two infantry divisions would sweep across northern Hokkaido, cutting the island in half.

Prelude to the Euromissile Crisis

Prelude to the Euromissile Crisis

The Neutron Bomb Affair, the Netherlands, and the "Defeat of the Strangeloves," 1977-1978

Iran’s President Rouhani: Assessing His First Two Years in Office

Two years into a term that promised to change the tone and substance of Iran’s politics and relationships around the world,  a panel of experts gathered to assess President Rouhani’s performance beyond the nuclear deal. That’s the focus of this edition of REWIND.

The Iran Nuclear Deal: The View from the Region

Four experts assessed the state of the current deal between Iran and the P5+1, particularly its implications and consequences of this accord for the region. 

Tehran’s Promise

As the diplomacy on Iran’s nuclear program entered a final phase, in Europe, I visited the tomb of Ayatollah Khomeini, the ideologue of Iran’s 1979 revolution, in Tehran. One of the grandest mausoleums in the world—its shimmering dome is visible for miles—was under expansion. The Imam’s bare receiving room, in his home, was preserved after he died, in 1989, in tribute to his modesty, but renovations at his tomb featured vaulted ceilings, lined with intricate mosaics, that soared stories high, and epic arches adorned with tiles in many shades of blue.

The Other Nuclear Deal

The political class in Washington is consumed at the moment with parsing each clause in last week’s nuclear agreement with Iran for secret meanings, hidden loopholes and possible portents. That America would come to terms on a topic of such political and strategic sensitivity with a state long viewed with suspicion, if not outright antagonism, alarms some and angers others. Questions of who snookered whom abound. Sound familiar?

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