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

  • A War We Never Should Have Waged

    The Iraq War is the greatest strategic blunder in American history. It cost our nation $1 trillion, the lives of thousands of our finest warriors, and our international credibility. It made...

    December 15, 2011 - By Joe Cirincione
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Experts and national security leaders from Colin Powell to Leon Panetta agree that a war with Iran would be d

    December 14, 2011 - By Mary Kaszynski
  • The following is the second in a series of guest posts from graduate students reflecting on the 25th anniversary of Rekyavik.

    November 21, 2011 - By admin
  • November 9, 2011 - By admin
  • In a sea of skepticism over U.S. policy on Iran, new developments are signaling progress toward a diplomatic solution to Iran’s nuclear program.

    October 7, 2011 - By Megan Murphy
  • Last week, more than 90 U.S. senators sent a letter to President Obama urging the president to put sanctions upon Iran’s central bank – essentially creating a financial blockade. While existing sanctions have contributed to constraining the Iranian regime’s nuclear program, this latest sanctions proposal could make dealing with Iran harder and war more likely. Before tempting that risk, Washington should clarify the end goal of sanctioning Iran.
     
    August 16, 2011 - By Ben Loehrke
  • July 18, 2011 - By Megan Murphy
  • Now that President Obama has decided to end the surge in Afghanistan by late next year, and to bring the troops home by 2014, a clear vision about the American military presence in the region has begun to emerge. Yet paradoxically, the most stunning success of our operations in the region – the killing of Osama bin Laden – has exposed an even more serious potential menace: the insecurity of Pakistan’s nuclear program.

    July 7, 2011 - By Joel Rubin
  • In an annual Washington rite on Thursday, the head of the U.S. intelligence community will publicly brief the Senate on the major threats facing the nation.

    March 10, 2011 - By Joe Cirincione
  • Joe joins Ed Schultz on MSNBC to discuss the Obama administration's policy towards Iran. Watch the full interview below or at MSNBC.

    January 18, 2011 - By Ploughshares Fund