Iran

 
  • Op-Ed
    Obama and the Never-Ending War
    David Rothkopf September 11, 2014 Foreign Policy

    The well-intentioned instincts of Barack Obama have run up against the harsh, complex realities of a Middle East in which no conflict has only two sides or a good outcome that doesn’t create new risks.

     
  • Article
    Defeating the Islamic State Requires a Saudi-Iranian Compromise
    Lina Khatib September 3, 2014 عربي

    The success of any U.S. effort to establish an international coalition to counter the Islamic State will depend on whether Saudi Arabia and Iran can compromise.

     
  • Op-Ed
    Iran Has Great Potential, Which It Squanders
    Karim Sadjadpour August 27, 2014 Daily Star

    Unless and until Iran prioritizes national and economic interests before revolutionary ideology, it will continue to remain a country with enormous but squandered potential.

     
  • Op-Ed
    Senators and South Africa
    Mark Hibbs July 31, 2014 Arms Control Wonk

    During a U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing on nuclear diplomacy with Iran, speakers made several references to South Africa’s nuclear past and what it means for the six powers trying to negotiate a verification agreement with the Islamic Republic.

     
  • Op-Ed
    Iran, Russia, and the Ukrainian Crisis
    Alexei Arbatov July 17, 2014 National Interest

    The fundamental dilemma of Moscow’s policy lies in whether it is worth cooperating to achieve a comprehensive agreement with Iran, which would primarily be a success for the United States, under conditions of confrontation with the West over Ukraine.

     
  • Op-Ed
    Revisiting Enrichment for Bushehr
    Mark Hibbs July 12, 2014 Arms Control Wonk

    Iran can enrich uranium to its heart’s content, but without Russian cooperation that won’t translate into fuel supply security for Bushehr.

     
  • Op-Ed
    How to Resolve the Iran Impasse
    George Perkovich July 11, 2014 Washington Post

    If Iran, the United States and the others could agree to pre-stock fuel for Bushehr and focus Iran’s enrichment program on research and development, it would be in everyone’s interest to extend the negotiations on this basis.

     
  • Op-Ed
    Iran’s Russia Problem
    Mark Hibbs July 7, 2014 Iran Fact File

    While an Iran with nuclear weapons would be a serious incalculable factor for Moscow to have to deal with on its southern flank, it’s also likely that Moscow sees the nuclear threat posed by Iran as less dramatic than the United States and the EU powers do.

     
  • Article
    EU-Iran Relations: A Strategic Assessment
    Cornelius Adebahr June 23, 2014 video

    The EU needs to look beyond nuclear negotiations and develop a comprehensive strategy for dealing with Iran.

     
  • Other Publications
    Easing EU Sanctions on Iran
    Cornelius Adebahr June 16, 2014 Atlantic Council

    The European Union has established its own set of sanctions that go beyond the measures agreed to by the United Nations. If a comprehensive nuclear agreement is reached, Europe must find a way to sensibly lift those sanctions.

     
  • Sada Discussion
    Rouhani’s First Year
    Sada Debate August 6, 2014 عربي

    One year ago, Hassan Rouhani, a cleric running on a moderate platform, won the Iranian presidential election. How has he fared? Four Iranian experts discuss Rouhani’s policies and prospects for change.

     
  • Eurasia Outlook
    The Ukrainian Crisis and Iranian Negotiations
    Alexei Arbatov May 29, 2014

    A number of complex questions remain unresolved as negotiations on Iran’s nuclear program enter their final stage. The main question is whether the cooperation between Russia and the West would continue at the previous levels in the midst of the crisis in Ukraine.

     
  • Eurasia Outlook
    What to Expect of the Syrian Presidential Elections?
    Alexey Malashenko May 22, 2014

    The June 3 Syrian vote is unlikely to radically change or improve the situation in the country. Rather, Bashar al-Assad’s re-election may only worsen it.

     
  • Syria in Crisis
    Iran’s Unrealistic Endgame in Syria
    Aron Lund April 11, 2014

    Until Iran and all the other governments currently fanning the flames of war in Syria have accepted that no peace plan can work without a critical mass of armed actors on both sides, Syria’s slow collapse into Somalia-style anarchy will continue.

     
  • Eurasia Outlook
    War With Multiple Enemies in Afghanistan
    Petr Topychkanov February 21, 2014

    Today, many countries have to fight against terrorist organizations, which have roots in the Soviet war in Afghanistan. However, this lesson is still unlearned: in Syria, fighters under Islamic flags have gained support of several countries, but this support will recoil upon the supporters’ own heads.

     
  • Eurasia Outlook
    Russia: Sealing the New Quality of Its Foreign Policy
    Dmitri Trenin January 20, 2014

    In 2013 Russia’s foreign policy has finally assumed a new quality, something which will probably last. This foreign policy makes Russia much more of an international player than ever before in the last quarter-century.

     
  • Eurasia Outlook
    A Monkey Wrench, Made in Russia
    Mikhail Krutikhin January 13, 2014

    Russia’s unconfirmed intention to buy Iranian oil throws a monkey wrench in the sensitive mechanism of negotiating a gradual easing of the regime of economic sanctions against Tehran.

     
  • Eurasia Outlook
    Asia in 2013: From Punggye-ri to Delhi
    Petr Topychkanov January 8, 2014

    There have been many events in Asia in 2013. But some of them stand to impact the most the global policy and security in 2014.

     
  • Syria in Crisis
    Can Iran Go to Geneva II Without Endorsing Geneva I?
    Aron Lund December 30, 2013

    Isolating Iran from the Syria peace talks is no longer a realistic option.

     
  • Eurasia Outlook
    Looking Back: Peace in Eurasia, 2013
    Dmitri Trenin December 30, 2013

    In 2013, Europe was a peaceful place, but elsewhere in Eurasia, things were not as peaceful. This eventful year promises an interesting 2014.

     
  • TV/Radio Broadcast
    What’s the Way Forward for the U.S. and Iran?
    Jessica Tuchman Mathews September 9, 2014 WESA

    With respect to Iran, the United States has three basic choices: a war option, a deal option, and a “muddling through” option.

     
  • TV/Radio Broadcast
    Syrian Crisis Complicates U.S.-Iran Nuclear Talks
    Karim Sadjadpour August 31, 2014 NPR

    Both the United States and Iran have a major interest in curtailing the rise of radical Sunni groups like ISIS.

     
  • TV/Radio Broadcast
    Why Iran Nuclear Talks Failed To Meet Deadline
    Karim Sadjadpour July 22, 2014 NPR’s Here and Now

    There was a fundamental mismatch of expectations between the United States and Iran over what a comprehensive deal would entail when the interim nuclear deal was reached in November 2013.

     
  • TV/Radio Broadcast
    No Alternative to Negotiations With Iran
    Karim Sadjadpour July 16, 2014 Charlie Rose Show

    Even if the gaps in diplomacy appear quite large, there’s no great alternative to a continuation of negotiations with Iran.

     
  • TV/Radio Broadcast
    Iran Negotiations
    George Perkovich February 20, 2014 Council on Foreign Relations

    When Tehran agreed in November to the interim deal and the U.S. Senate moved to increase sanctions, it reinforced the idea in Iran that no matter they do, good or bad behavior, the same answer comes out of the United States.

     
  • TV/Radio Broadcast
    Negotiating With Iran: A Matter of Trust
    James M. Acton February 18, 2014 Bloomberg TV

    Reaching a final agreement with Iran over its nuclear program is going to require some very hard compromises from hardliners both in Tehran and in Washington.

     
  • TV/Radio Broadcast
    Iran To Take First Step Toward Long-Term Deal
    Karim Sadjadpour January 19, 2014 NPR’s All Things Considered

    There is a mismatch of expectations between America and Iran in terms of what a comprehensive deal should look like. The United States expects Iran to drive its nuclear program further in reverse, while Iran expects America to lift all of the sanctions.

     
  • TV/Radio Broadcast
    Does Nuclear Deal With Iran Go Far Enough?
    Karim Sadjadpour November 25, 2013 NPR’s Morning Edition

    Under the new nuclear deal, the broad sanctions architecture remains. Iran’s oil industry is still under sanctions, and if indeed Iran wants to emerge from that isolation, it’s going to require some consistent nuclear compromise.

     
  • TV/Radio Broadcast
    Iran Nuclear Deal: A Moment for Cautious Optimism
    Karim Sadjadpour November 25, 2013 CNN

    While the Iran nuclear deal offers a potential nuclear détente, the United States and Iran are not on the verge of a rapprochement just yet.

     
  • TV/Radio Broadcast
    Is the Iran Deal Scientifically Possible?
    Mark Hibbs November 25, 2013 Wall Street Journal TV

    The interim agreement between Iran and the P5+1 includes technical limitations on Iran’s program but most importantly serves as a confidence-building process.

     

Carnegie Experts on Iran

  • James M. Acton
    Senior Associate
    Nuclear Policy Program

    Acton is a senior associate in the Nuclear Policy Program at the Carnegie Endowment. A physicist by training, Acton specializes in nonproliferation, deterrence, and disarmament.

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  • Cornelius Adebahr
    Associate
    Europe Program

    Adebahr is an associate in the Europe Program at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace in Washington, DC. His research focuses on European foreign policy.

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  • Shahram Chubin
    Nonresident Senior Associate
    Nuclear Policy Program

    Chubin, who is based in Geneva, focuses his research on nonproliferation, terrorism, and Middle East security issues. He was director of studies at the Geneva Centre for Security Policy, Switzerland, from 1996 to 2009.

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  • Mark Hibbs
    Senior Associate
    Nuclear Policy Program

    Hibbs is a Berlin-based senior associate in Carnegie’s Nuclear Policy Program. Before joining Carnegie, for over twenty years he was an editor and correspondent for nuclear energy publications, including Nucleonics Week and NuclearFuel, published by the Platts division of the McGraw-Hill Companies.

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  • Lina Khatib
    Director
    Middle East Center

    Khatib is director of the Carnegie Middle East Center in Beirut. Previously, she was the co-founding head of the Program on Arab Reform and Democracy at Stanford University’s Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law.

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  • Ariel (Eli) Levite
    Nonresident Senior Associate
    Nuclear Policy Program

    Levite was the principal deputy director general for policy at the Israeli Atomic Energy Commission from 2002 to 2007.

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  • Ahmed Morsy
    Nonresident Associate
    Democracy and Rule of Law Program

    Morsy is a nonresident research associate in the Democracy and Rule of Law Program at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.

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  • Marwan Muasher
    Vice President for Studies

    Muasher is vice president for studies at Carnegie, where he oversees research in Washington and Beirut on the Middle East.

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  • George Perkovich
    Vice President for Studies

    Perkovich’s research focuses on nuclear strategy and nonproliferation, with a concentration on South Asia, Iran, and the problem of justice in the international political economy.

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  • Karim Sadjadpour
    Senior Associate
    Middle East Program

    Sadjadpour, a leading researcher on Iran, has conducted dozens of interviews with senior Iranian officials and hundreds with Iranian intellectuals, clerics, dissidents, paramilitaries, businessmen, students, activists, and youth, among others.

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  • Sinan Ülgen
    Visiting Scholar
    Carnegie Europe

    Ülgen is a visiting scholar at Carnegie Europe in Brussels, where his research focuses on the implications of Turkish foreign policy for Europe and the United States, nuclear policy, and the security and economic aspects of transatlantic relations.

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  • Frederic Wehrey
    Senior Associate
    Middle East Program

    Wehrey’s research focuses on political reform and security issues in the Arab Gulf states, Libya, and U.S. policy in the Middle East more broadly. He was previously a senior policy analyst at the RAND Corporation.

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