• 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.

  • TV/Radio Broadcast
    Iran Nuclear Deal
    Karim Sadjadpour November 24, 2013 CNN’s Middle East Marketplace

    Both pressure and diplomacy were essential in pushing Iran to the negotiating table and reaching an interim nuclear deal.

  • TV/Radio Broadcast
    Nuclear Agreement Reached: Will Iran Deliver?
    Karim Sadjadpour November 24, 2013 BBC Newsnight

    The success of nuclear agreements are judged over a period of months and years, not over a period of minutes.

  • TV/Radio Broadcast
    What An Iran Deal Will Do For Nonproliferation
    George Perkovich November 23, 2013 NPR

    An interim agreement between Iran and the P5+1 could be a positive step toward achieving nonproliferation goals and overcoming mutual distrust with Iran.

  • TV/Radio Broadcast
    Navigating Through Iran’s Charm Offensive
    Karim Sadjadpour November 4, 2013 Agenda with Steve Paikin

    Though the diplomatic thaw between Iran and the West is a significant step forward, it remains to be seen whether Iran wants a rapprochement with the United States and will fundamentally change its foreign and domestic policy.

  • 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.

  • Op-Ed
    Is Iran a Military Threat?
    Shahram Chubin April 1, 2014 Survival

    Tehran’s military capabilities do not match its ambitions for recognition and status. It is cautious, defensive, and prudent in resorting to force, due as much to experience as to realism about its own limits.

  • Q&A
    What Are the Global Implications of the Ukraine Crisis?

    Russia’s annexation of Crimea and possible future incursions into eastern Ukraine could reshape the geopolitical map of Europe and derail cooperation between Moscow and the West for years to come.

  • Op-Ed
    The Gulf’s Achilles’ Heel
    Frederic Wehrey March 27, 2014 National Interest

    The political impasse of Bahrain is a festering wound in the Gulf. If left unaddressed, it will eventually threaten U.S. assets and people.

  • Op-Ed
    Beyond the Butterfly Effect: What Ukraine Means for Iran
    Cornelius Adebahr March 26, 2014 Global Policy

    The idea that the assurances given twenty years past by three permament members of the UN Security Council are worth naught today is extremely dangerous.

  • Op-Ed
    Crafting a Well-Rounded Nuclear Deal With Iran
    George Perkovich March 19, 2014 Arms Control Today

    The Obama administration and Congress should divert a fraction of the time and energy now spent debating whether to add sanctions on Iran to the more difficult challenge of figuring out how to cooperate in removing them if a final agreement is reached.

  • Op-Ed
    Ukraine’s Effect on a Deal for Syria: Iran Could Become More of a Player
    Martha Brill Olcott March 18, 2014 New York Times

    Putin’s annexation of Crimea may be a victory at home, but it will harm Russia’s interests in the Middle East. If Iran could get sanctions removed, it might benefit from selling gas and oil to Europe.

  • Op-Ed
    Iran’s Centrifuges and Bushehr
    Mark Hibbs March 14, 2014 Arms Control Wonk

    Russia and Iran are conferring about the supply of new nuclear power plants at the Bushehr site on the Persian Gulf. Iran operates one Russian reactor there and building more could contribute to a comprehensive agreement between the six powers and Iran.

  • 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.

  • 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.


Carnegie Experts on Iran

  • Cornelius Adebahr

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

  • 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.

  • Lina Khatib
    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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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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