Iran Nuclear Agreement

The Iran nuclear agreement is 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. 

But the fight isn’t over. The landmark 2015 agreement remains fragile even though it’s working seamlessly, keeping both US troops and the world safer. On the campaign trail, Donald Trump pledged to “rip it up” – a threat he thankfully has yet to act on. But detractors in Congress have already tried to kill the deal and they likely won’t give up soon. And new sanctions legislation, warned former Secretary of State John Kerry, 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

  • With a new year come exciting opportunities to expand your knowledge of nuclear issues. Since you have probably read through last year’s list (well done!) and our summer list (kudos!), we’re providing you with a brand new list to satisfy your reading resolution for 2013. Covering diverse topics from Hiroshima manga (Japanese graphic novels) to the development of the bomb in Pakistan there is something to satisfy the nuclear wonk in everyone.

    January 22, 2013 - By Jessica Sleight
  • During a roundtable discussion hosted by the American Security Project, Admiral William J. Fallon (USN Ret.) and Lieutenant General Frank Kearney (USA Ret.) spoke about the U.S. military policy options towards Iran. American Security Project’s CEO, Brigadier General Stephen A. Cheney USMC (Ret.), moderated the conversation.

    January 17, 2013 - By Yelena Altman
  • As the United Nations Security Council considers a response to the North Korean missile launch, I’d like to offer my view on the immediate “winners and losers” from this episode.

    December 12, 2012 - By Paul Carroll
  • The Iran Project, a group of leading national security experts and former officials, and a grantee of Ploughshares Fund, has published a new report about the costs and benefits of international sanctions against Iran. The report, endorsed by 38 leading national security figures, springs from the observation that “the costs of sanctions themselves are not routinely addressed in the public or policymaking debate.”

    December 7, 2012 - By Yelena Altman
  • With the 50th anniversary of the Cuban Missile Crisis at hand, a re-examination of the thirteen days of confrontation between the United States and Soviet Union has led to new interpretations of “the most dangerous moment in human history.”

    November 27, 2012 - By admin
  • Mike Breen is the kind of guy you want to talk to about serious issues. A veteran of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars, and a graduate of Yale Law School, his warm easy style makes it easy to understand complex national security policy issues. Good thing that Breen is the Vice President of the Truman National Security Project, a dynamic group in Washington, DC founded to encourage veterans to speak out on security issues. After a terrific event hosted by Chronicle Books, Breen sat down with Ploughshares Fund to talk about Iran - one of the hottest foreign policy issues today. 

    September 25, 2012 - By admin
  • Governor Mitt Romney's description, caught on video, of what he considered the real nuclear threat from Iran has further undermined his national security credentials, showing a fund

    September 19, 2012 - By Joe Cirincione
  • A quick scan of daily headlines will prove that there has been no shortage of debate over Iran’s nuclear program.

    September 14, 2012 - By Leah Fae Cochran
  • Media reports buzzed with words like “capabilities,” “redlines” and “zones of immunity” following the release of last week’s report on Iran’s nuclear program by the International Atomic Energy Ag

    September 6, 2012 - By Ploughshares Fund
  • The loose talk of war is back after a brief period of calm. But what is the strategy here? Is Israel really planning to bomb Iran? We don't yet know the answer, but the impact of this type of saber rattling is decidedly negative.

    August 30, 2012 - By Joel Rubin