Iran Nuclear Agreement

The Iran nuclear agreement was a major victory for national and global security. Negotiated by the US and other world powers, the agreement stopped an Iranian bomb from being developed without starting a new war in the Middle East. Civil society played a critical role in this historic victory. 

President Trump has violated the agreement, but the fight isn’t over. The landmark 2015 agreement remains fragile even though it’s working, keeping both US troops and the world safer. As former Secretary of State John Kerry warned, the re-imposition of sanctions could cause the landmark accord to unravel. In the face of these challenges, Ploughshares Fund and its grantees are working harder than ever to protect this important accord from those who seek to undermine it.

Latest News and Analysis on the Ongoing Struggle to Defend the Iran Nuclear Agreement

  • COVID-19, Iran and US National Security

    The pandemic has hit Iran hard, a combination of government incompetence and US sanctions that block Iran’s access to medicine and medical supplies.  “Iran is one of the epicenters for the [COVID-19] disease,” said Ariane Tabatabai, a Middle East expert and adjunct senior research fellow at...

    April 6, 2020 - By Zack Brown
  • Grantee Spotlight: MoveOn

    Rahna Epting is the executive director of MoveOn, which works to advance progressive policies and social change. Over the past 20 years, MoveOn members have been part of game-changing victories that have prioritized peace and diplomacy over war, including recently organizing national rapid-...

    April 2, 2020 - By Ploughshares Fund
  • The Moral Choice, the National Security Choice

    In light of the increasingly dire situation in Iran as the country combats the COVID-19 pandemic, over 40 organizations – including NIAC Action, J Street, Truman National Security Project, MoveOn, Win Without War, and Ploughshares Fund  –  sent a letter calling on President Trump, Sec. Mnuchin,...

    March 24, 2020 - By Ploughshares Fund
  • Breaking Down Breakout

    “I’m concerned about the future of the nuclear deal,” said Kelsey Davenport, “but I’m not alarmed at this point.” Kelsey Davenport is the director for nonproliferation policy at the Arms Control Association and an expert on Iran’s nuclear and missile programs. She sat down with Ploughshares Fund...

    January 17, 2020 - By Zack Brown
  • Discussing the Iran Crisis

    Today on Early Warning, we are focusing on two questions. What do we know about the escalation we saw last week between the United States and Iran and what should we be doing about it now? Here to answer these questions are Kate Kizer, policy director at Win Without War, and Tom Collina, policy...

    January 15, 2020 - By Ploughshares Fund
  • War Is Not A Spectator Sport

    “We can start with, quite simply, it’s really, really bad.” Stephen Miles, the executive director of Win Without War, sat down with Michelle Dover and Joe Cirincione for a rundown of the crisis with Iran following the US killing of Maj. Gen. Qasem Soleimani. “I’ve been working on these issues...

    January 6, 2020 - By Zack Brown
  • Operation Ajax, Los Angeles

    Farshad Farahat is a writer and actor (Argo, House of Cards) who is studying for a PhD in Conflict Resolution at Nova Southeastern, focusing on resolving US-Iran grievances. He is on the Ploughshares Fund board of directors and is now performing in ...

    September 26, 2019 - By Will Lowry
  • No Unconstitutional War With Iran

    Ploughshares Fund is proud to join a host of pro-diplomacy organizations in calling on Congressional Armed Services committee leadership to include the crucial Ro Khanna and Rep. Matt Gaetz amendment in the final NDAA. Read the full letter here.

    September 17, 2019 - By Ploughshares Fund
  • Controversy at State Department, prospects for US-DPRK talks, and Iranian oil tanker

    JOE: Great, I want to start with you, Mary, right off on Iran because you've got a couple of stories to cover today and let me start with something that's not happening in the Middle East, but it's happening in Foggy...

    August 19, 2019 - By Ploughshares Fund
  • Nuclear explosion in Russia, US and Europe's differing Iran policy

    MICHELLE: Thank you, Joe. Welcome back to another Early Warning. I'm Michelle Dover and I'm joined today by Deputy Director of Policy here at Ploughshares, Mary Kaszynski, and Global Zero's Program Director, Jessica Sleight. Thank you both for joining me. So you know the drill. We have seven...

    August 13, 2019 - By Ploughshares Fund