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

  • New Report: 10 Big Nuclear Ideas for the Next President

    President-elect Donald Trump will soon have to focus seriously on nuclear policy. With this in mind, Ploughshares Fund invited some of the best thinkers in the field to come up with ten bold ideas to help make America safer and more secure. 

    November 14, 2016 - By Tom Collina
  • US, Iran Religious Leaders: Nuclear Weapons ‘Immoral’

    Back in March 2014, a delegation of US bishops made a historic visit to Qom, Iran and held a meeting with Iranian religious leaders. On November 17, an audience at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace in Washington, DC will have the chance to hear firsthand what they discussed in Qom,...

    November 3, 2016 - By Will Lowry
  • Daryl Kimball Reddit AMA

    Arms Control Association director Daryl G. Kimball hosted an AMA (‘Ask me Anything’) session on Reddit, the 25th most visited web site in the world. Reddit’s AMA regularly features noteworthy individuals with unique expertise to take questions from anybody in...

    September 21, 2016 - By Derek Zender
  • Iran Deal: The Fight Isn't Over

    One year ago today, we witnessed history unfold before our very eyes with the landmark nuclear deal between Iran, the US and other world powers. It stopped Iran from building a bomb without a single shot being fired.

    July 14, 2016 - By Tom Collina
  • In Their Own Words: Grantees on the Iran Deal

    Ploughshares Fund's powerful network of grantees was vital to our five-year campaign for a diplomatic solution to the Iran nuclear crisis. Grantees like Women's Action for New Directions (WAND), which recently hosted an excellent presentation on the deal's achievements after one year, made all...

    July 13, 2016 - By Will Lowry
  • One Year In, the Iran Deal is Working

    On July 14, 2015, the historic Iran nuclear deal was announced in Vienna. One year later, the agreement is working: all of Iran's pathways to a nuclear weapon have been verifiably blocked, and international sanctions lifted. The agreement was won not by force, but by diplomacy. Over the course...

    July 7, 2016 - By Ploughshares Fund
  • Joe Cirincione Testifies before the Democratic Platform Committee

     

     

     

    Ploughshares Fund President Joe Cirincione recently testified before the Democratic Platform Drafting Committee, highlighting the urgent threats posed by nuclear weapons: "The use of one nuclear weapon...

    June 20, 2016 - By Ploughshares Fund
  • Testimony of Joseph Cirincione

    While most of us have forgotten that nuclear weapons still exist today, national security leaders have not. They take seriously former Secretary of Defense Bill Perry warning that we 'are on the brink of a new nuclear arms race' with all the perils, near-misses and terrors many thought ended...

    June 20, 2016 - By Joe Cirincione
  • The Iran Agreement: A Victory for Diplomacy

    The Iran Agreement is working. Not by force, but by diplomacy. On January 16, 2016, Iran's four pathways to a nuclear weapon were verifiably blocked. Since then moderates and reformers won major victories in elections in Iran, new channels of communication between the US and Iran helped quickly...

    March 17, 2016 - By Joe Cirincione
  • The Deal is Real

    The deal is real. On Saturday, the International Atomic Energy Agency verified that Iran has completed all its commitments under the historic nuclear accord and sanctions were lifted. Iran has ripped out two-thirds of its centrifuges, neutralized its plutonium reactor, shipped out tons of...

    January 16, 2016 - By Will Lowry