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Modi's Play in Iran and Afghanistan

Power and Change in Iran: Dynamics of Contention and Conciliation

Two contributors to the recently published book, Power and Change in Iran: Dynamics of Contention and Conciliation, analyzed the political, economic, and social struggles in Iran throughout the past decade.

The Nuclear Threat: Getting Better or Worse?


Nuclear Security Summit 2016 was recently convened in Washington, DC. Prior to the event, the Wilson Center gathered a high-level panel of experts to focus on the threat posed by nuclear weapons and the proliferation of nuclear technology. Is the global security equation getting better or getting worse? That’s the focus of this edition of REWIND.


Speakers (listed in order of appearance)

Lead Negotiator Wendy Sherman Explains the Iran Nuclear Deal

Chief U.S. Iran nuclear negotiator, Ambassador Wendy Sherman, visited the Wilson Center to explain the intricacies of the deal and to offer her assessment of the final outcome and what will follow. She responded to questions from the Wilson Center’s Rob Litwak, and also from members of the audience.

Wendy Sherman, Chief U.S. Nuclear Negotiator with Iran
Robert S. Litwak, Vice President for Scholars and Academic Relations and Director of International Security Studies, Wilson Center

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.