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

  • Stops a Bomb, Stops a War

    In the 2016 State of the Union address President Barack Obama said that, "As we speak, Iran has rolled back its nuclear program, shipped out its uranium stockpile, and the world has avoided another war." This triumph for nuclear security is a direct result of the JCPOA – the Joint Comprehensive...

    January 14, 2016 - By Will Lowry
  • Models for US policy towards North Korea

    On Democracy Now, Ploughshares Fund president Joe Cirincione suggests a question for thinking about US policy towards North Korea as it relates to their 4th nuclear weapons test: which is a better model -- the Iraq War or the Iran deal?

    January 7, 2016 - By Will Lowry
  • How We Won

    The Iran Agreement is a major victory for U.S. national security. It stops an Iran Bomb; it stops an Iran War. It is also a historic victory for diplomacy, even though tough hurdles lie ahead. President Barack Obama and Iranian President Hassan Rouhani will shake hands when they...

    September 22, 2015 - By Joe Cirincione
  • Senate Upholds Historic Iran Nuclear Deal

    We applaud the U.S. senators who today defeated attempts to kill the Iran nuclear agreement – effectively ensuring that the agreement will soon come into force. "The agreement is the best way to stop Iran from building a bomb,” said Ploughshares Fund President Joe Cirincione.  "It has profound,...

    September 10, 2015 - By Ploughshares Fund
  • A Huge Deal

    This agreement will shrink wrap Iran’s nuclear program for a generation, writes Ploughshares Fund President Joe Cirincione for Slate.

    July 14, 2015 - By Anonymous
  • Speaker of the House John Boehner's invitation to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu hurts his own party, the policy process and Israel.

    January 26, 2015 - By Joe Cirincione
  • Washington D.C. and capital cities of the other world powers are abuzz about the prospect for a comprehensive deal that closes of Iran’s pathways to a nuclear bomb.

    November 22, 2014 - By Blake Narendra
  • Broken budgets? Make a withdrawal from the Nuclear ATM

    “To address high priority and emerging threats the United States does not have to break the congressional budget deal and increase defense spending,” writes Tom Collina in a new Arms Control Association report published today. “Instead, Washington can safely reduce spending on nuclear weapons...

    October 20, 2014 - By Jacob Marx
  • How the United States and Iran can make history and mend their strained relationship by finally securing a nuclear deal.

    October 16, 2014 - By Ali Albassam
  • The international talks over Iran's nuclear program have been extended through November. Sure, we'd rather have had a deal. But as long as all sides remain committed to the process, we're still on track to achieve the objective: peacefully preventing the development of an Iranian nuclear weapon. 

    July 22, 2014 - By admin