The Iran Nuclear Deal: What Lies Ahead?

Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz visited the Wilson Center to discuss the Iran nuclear deal and what lies ahead with the Center’s President, Director, and CEO, Jane Harman.

Jane Harman, Director, President and CEO, Wilson Center
Ernest Moniz, United States Secretary of Energy

Iran’s Elections: Will Moderates’ Gains Make a Difference?

Moderates backing Iranian President Hassan Rouhani made significant gains in last week’s elections, winning all 30 of the seats in parliament for representatives from Tehran. Notably, even Gholam Ali Haddad-Adel, a conservative leader and former speaker of parliament, failed to secure a seat from Tehran.

Moderation in Iran? Don't get your hopes up.

Iranians go to the polls Friday to elect a new parliament and Assembly of Experts, the body that — at least on paper — chooses the next supreme leader. The world is watching to see if the reformist camp will gain ground, but expectations aren't high.

Iran Arrests 80-Year-Old Father of Dual-Citizen Already in Custody

An 80-year-old Iranian-American was arrested Monday night when he returned to Tehran after visiting family and getting a medical exam in Dubai. Baquer Namazi was picked up at the Tehran airport and driven to his house for several hours of interrogation, then taken to the notorious Evin prison. His family, which posted about his arrest Wednesday on social media, has had no contact with him since.

Analyzing the Results of the February 26 Iranian Elections

Three experts offered their analysis of the possible economic, political, and foreign policy consequences of the February 26 elections in Iran.

Inside the Iran Negotiations: A Conversation with Chief Negotiator Wendy Sherman

What was it like to be inside the room during the roller coaster saga of the historic nuclear deal with Iran? What role did personal relationships and domestic politics play in this landmark accord? What were the key moments that made success possible or could have threatened the deal? And what lessons can be learned from U.S.-Iranian negotiations?

Join us for an extraordinary event as Chief U.S. Negotiator Ambassador Wendy Sherman takes us inside the room for an intimate look at the personalities, politics and negotiating dynamics that defined the nuclear agreement. 

Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz on Iran's Nuclear Agreement

The International Atomic Agency (IAEA) has certified that Iran has curbed its nuclear program by taking a number of steps including dismantling two-thirds of its installed centrifuge capacity, reducing its stockpile of enriched uranium and removing the core of its Arak heavy water reactor. As a result, the U.S. has lifted nuclear-related sanctions. 

Chapter 10 Update: Iraq, Iran and the Gulf Region

In the two years since Energy and Security: Strategies for a World in Transition was published, the key dynamics shaping the Middle East that we outlined in our original chapter have become more pronounced.  The response to a global oversupply of crude (including growing unconventional oil output in the United States) and competition for political power between hegemons (Saudi Arabia, Iran and Turkey), remain the key determinants of oil and gas policy for local producers.  Indeed, the combination of these two factors has ushered a new era for oil markets that is having a major impa

Iranian Public Opinion on Foreign Affairs on the Eve of Parliamentary Elections

Four experts offered their analysis on Iranian public opinion and assessed its implications for the upcoming parliamentary elections.