Nuclear Weapons

The Origins of Nuclear Cooperation

The Origins of Nuclear Cooperation

A Critical Oral History Between Argentina and Brazil

How Iran Got What It Wanted From the Nuclear Deal

The Iran nuclear deal brings to mind, of all things, the Rolling Stones. The Stones were wrong when they sang that you can’t always get what you want. In the agreement announced this week, the Obama administration got what it needed. Iran, however, got what it wanted—and secured the better deal. Consider:

Iran Nuclear Deal Is a Win for Rouhani. What’s Next?

For 20 months, since Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif sat down with Secretary of State John Kerry and representatives of Britain, France, Germany, Russia, and China, Iranians followed the negotiations over their country’s nuclear program with expectation and anxiety. They pored over news, formal statements, and rumors about the talks. They tried to interpret the body language of Mr. Zarif, Mr. Kerry, and Federica Mogherini, the European Union’s high representative for foreign affairs. The negotiations were the subject of chatter in cafes and at family dinner tables.

The Iran Deal: Is This Really the Endgame?

Despite the uncertainties of recent weeks, the U.S. and Iran have now reached an historic, comprehensive accord on the nuclear issue. In this podcast, four analysts and observers of Iran, Middle Eastern politics, and U.S. foreign policy assess the state of the current deal, the implications of this accord and the consequences for the region. 

How Well Did The President Sell The Iran Deal?

President Obama is holding a news conference today to highlight his support for the deal to limit Iran’s nuclear program in exchange for sanctions relief.

Here & Now‘s Jeremy Hobson speaks with Jane Harman, a former member of Congress, about the deal and the criticism the president has received over the agreement announced yesterday.

Iran Nuclear Deal Achieved: A Preliminary Analysis

Robert Litwak, author of “Iran’s Nuclear Chess: Calculating America’s Moves,” has spent decades working on nonproliferation issues and has been following the Iran negotiations since they began. Now that a deal has been achieved, we asked him to provide a concise preliminary analysis of what it means and where we go from here.

Five Things to Watch for in the Wake of Iran Nuclear Deal

Whether you’re about to break open the champagne or don sack cloth over the U.S.-Iran nuclear deal, you may have questions about the agreement. Here are five things to look out for in the coming days, as we all assess the text of the agreement and reactions to it:

Two World-Changing Deals

After endless, and sometimes seemingly hopeless, negotiations, diplomats have produced two new multinational deals that go a long way toward righting what’s been going wrong in the world: one on nuclear development in Iran and the second to keep Greece in the euro.

An Iran Deal, At Last

After nineteen days of marathon negotiations and four missed deadlines, Iran and the world’s six major powers announced a nuclear deal in Vienna this morning. The exhaustive and elusive diplomacy—sustained by an unsettling combination of Twizzlers, gelato, string cheese, and Rice Krispies treats—was dicey to the end. Secretary of State John Kerry wasn’t sure that the often volatile talks would succeed, until Iran’s foreign minister, Mohammad Javad Zarif, showed up at Kerry’s working quarters, in Room 103 of the opulent Palais Coburg, just before midnight Monday.

We Got To Yes. Now It’s Time for a Reality Check.

Unsurprisingly, the Obama administration is excited about the nuclear agreement with Iran. Having spent years in negotiations, I know how hard it is to get anything done — I mean anything, let alone an agreement this complex, with so many moving parts. So in the interests of a reality check, let me offer some politically incorrect observations and inconvenient truths of what two years of negotiations hath wrought.