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

  • Tomorrow, between 12:30 and 1:00pm ET (9:30-10:00am PT), Middle East expert and Ploughshares Fund policy director Joel Rubin will sit down to chat LIVE on Facebook and respond to any questions you may have on nuclear negotiations with Iran.

    October 9, 2013 - By Amanda Waldron
  • By any measure, this was a remarkable week in foreign affairs. U.S President Obama and Iranian President Rouhani expressed a willingness to engage in diplomacy at the UN General Assembly.

    September 27, 2013 - By admin
  • On Thursday September 19, 2013, Ploughshares Fund helped launchGive Peace a Dance,” an online video featuring Iranian American comedian, Maz

    September 24, 2013 - By admin
  • Last year, the conventional wisdom in Washington was that military strikes on Iran were imminent. In cafes in San Francisco, however, very few people were even aware that there was a dispute.

    September 19, 2013 - By admin
  • As talk of strikes on Syria continues, the media has started to examine the impact military action in Syria might have on the United States foreign policy goals, most notably on

    September 3, 2013 - By admin
  • With the nation focusing on the brewing crisis in Syria and the anniversary of the March on Washington, it may have been easy to miss a very important bit of news: the release of the International Atomic Energy Agency’s (IAEA) third quarter report.

    August 30, 2013 - By Hilary Johnson
  • In Iran, the election of Dr. Hassan Rouhani may signal the beginning of a change toward more openness. For the U.S., his election may unlock a door for negotiations that had remained firmly shut under former Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.

    July 25, 2013 - By admin
  • It’s easy to miss amid the escalation of sanctions and nuclear bravado, but EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton and Tehran’s lead negotiator Saeed Jalili will meet on May 15 in Istanbul to follow up on last months talks between the P5+1 and Iran.

    The last round of multilateral talks ended inconclusively, and it has taken a little over a month to get even a one-on-one meeting on the calendar. While no date has been set for a new round of talks with representatives from all seven countries at the table, the upcoming meeting between Ashton and Jalili provides an opportunity to begin planning for how to make negotiations more productive than previous attempts.

    Getting on a road more promising than the current intermittent exchanges will require a few key steps:

    May 13, 2013 - By Reza Marashi
  • Recently, The Iran Project released its much anticipated third report entitled “Strategic Options for Iran: Balancing Pressure with Diplomacy.” As a group of highly respected national security experts and former U.S. government officials, it provides thoughtful analysis on the complex U.S.-Iran relationship. This report offers concrete, strategic policy recommendations that call for the administration to invest as much energy in negotiations with Iran as it has in putting pressure on the Iranian government.

    April 24, 2013 - By Hilary Johnson
  • The United States, along with the other permanent members of the UN Security Council, plus Germany (P5+1), are set to resume negotiations with Iran regarding its nuclear program on February 26 in Kazakhstan.

    February 7, 2013 - By Rebecca Remy