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 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
  • A third round of nuclear talks between the Iran and the P5+1 concluded today in Moscow, with no major breakthroughs – but perhaps more importantly, no major breakdowns.

    June 19, 2012 - By admin
  • Though the Baghdad talks have been criticized in the press for failing to achieve a breakthrough, a discussion hosted this week by the Atlantic Council’s Iran Task Force suggested that there is hope in the fact that “these were the first substantive discussions between Iran and the international community on the issue of the nuclear program in more than two years.”

    May 30, 2012 - By Nora Wilkinson
  • Everyone’s talking about the negotiations in Baghdad.

    May 23, 2012 - By Margaret Swink
  • WASHINGTON — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is convinced that Iran is on the verge of acquiring a nuclear weapon. He believes that the Iranians cannot be deterred through diplomacy, and he views the Iranian threat as one that may bring about a second Jewish Holocaust.

    May 3, 2012 - By Joel Rubin