Iran

    • Commentary

    Deciphering Iran’s Nuclear Strategy

    The IAEA director general and U.S. secretary of state have recently voiced heightened concerns over the direction of Iran’s nuclear program and frustrations with the lack of diplomatic progress. Yet these developments are entirely predictable for those who closely study the logic behind Iran’s nuclear ambitions and patterns of behavior.

    • Looking Beyond Iran to the Persian Gulf

      Germany and Europe should not focus solely on the Iran nuclear file. Instead, they should develop a coherent and comprehensive approach to regional security that includes securing maritime routes and investing in environmental cooperation.

      • Diwan

      Tehran’s Achilles Heel?

      In an interview, Fatemeh Aman discusses how ongoing developments in Afghanistan might affect neighboring Iran.

      • Diwan

      Completing the Revolution

      • Kasra Aarabi, Saeid Golkar
      • August 17, 2021

      Iran’s hardline leaders seek to use recent elections in the country to Islamize society at all levels.

      • TV/Radio Broadcast

      Iran’s Future

      Experts discuss tipping points in Iran, the future of the regime and what a post-Islamic Republic Iran might look like, and patterns in the history of authoritarian regimes.

      • Article

      Collective Security in the Persian Gulf: Preparing for an Opening

      Europe must be ready to support the creation of a regional mechanism for collective security in the Persian Gulf when the opportunity arises. Launching initial talks on concrete issues such as maritime security and nuclear safety would be a good first step toward conflict de-escalation and confidence-building.

      • Carnegie.ru Commentary

      Conservatives Triumph in Tehran: Does the Iran Nuclear Deal Still Matter?

      The Iran nuclear deal is important not just because of what it achieves, but also as a model for potential future agreements. It tests an approach whereby the United States concludes an agreement with a rogue state, while the implementation of that agreement is secured by a multilateral format.

      • What Iran's New President Means for Europe

        Eight years of European thinking that Tehran could be a partner will end when hardliner Ebrahim Raisi becomes Iran’s next president. The EU should update its approach to the Persian Gulf by going beyond the nuclear file and focusing on regional security.

        • Commentary

        Can a Credible Nuclear Breakout Time With Iran Be Restored?

        Several developments since the landmark nuclear agreement with Iran was signed in 2015 cast doubt about its ability to hold Iran back from approaching the nuclear threshold. Can the goals of the original deal still be attained?

        • Diwan

        What’s Next for the Islamic Republic?

        Karim Sadjadpour analyzes the implications of the Iranian presidential election held on June 18.

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        James M. Acton
        Jessica T. Mathews Chair
        Co-director
        Nuclear Policy Program
        Acton holds the Jessica T. Mathews Chair and is co-director of the Nuclear Policy Program at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.
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        Cornelius Adebahr
        Nonresident Fellow
        Carnegie Europe
        Adebahr is a nonresident fellow at Carnegie Europe. His research focuses on foreign and security policy, in particular regarding Iran and the Persian Gulf, on European and transatlantic affairs, and on citizens’ engagement.
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        Jon Bateman
        Fellow
        Cyber Policy Initiative
        Jon Bateman is a fellow in the Cyber Policy Initiative of the Technology and International Affairs Program at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.
      • expert thumbnail - DiMaggio
        Suzanne DiMaggio
        Senior Fellow
        Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
        Suzanne DiMaggio is a senior fellow at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, where she focuses on U.S. foreign policy toward the Middle East and Asia, especially Iran and North Korea.
      • expert thumbnail - Gottemoeller
        Rose Gottemoeller
        Nonresident Senior Fellow
        Nuclear Policy Program
        Rose Gottemoeller is a nonresident senior fellow in Carnegie’s Nuclear Policy Program. She also serves as the Frank E. and Arthur W. Payne Distinguished Lecturer at Stanford University’s Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies and is a research fellow at the Hoover Institution.
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        Mark Hibbs
        Nonresident Senior Fellow
        Nuclear Policy Program
        Hibbs is a Germany-based nonresident senior fellow in Carnegie’s Nuclear Policy Program. His areas of expertise are nuclear verification and safeguards, multilateral nuclear trade policy, international nuclear cooperation, and nonproliferation arrangements.
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        Ariel (Eli) Levite
        Nonresident Senior Fellow
        Nuclear Policy Program
        Cyber Policy Initiative
        Levite was the principal deputy director general for policy at the Israeli Atomic Energy Commission from 2002 to 2007.
      • expert thumbnail - Moore
        Robert Taj Moore
        Fellow
        Technology and International Affairs Program
        R. Taj Moore is a lawyer and fellow in the Technology and International Affairs Program
      • expert thumbnail - Muasher
        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.
      • expert thumbnail - Perkovich
        George Perkovich
        Ken Olivier and Angela Nomellini Chair
        Vice President for Studies
        Perkovich works primarily on nuclear strategy and nonproliferation issues; cyberconflict; and new approaches to international public-private management of strategic technologies.
      • expert thumbnail - Sadjadpour
        Karim Sadjadpour
        Senior Fellow
        Middle East Program
        Karim Sadjadpour is a senior fellow at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, where he focuses on Iran and U.S. foreign policy toward the Middle East.
      • expert thumbnail - Sokolsky
        Richard Sokolsky
        Nonresident Senior Fellow
        Russia and Eurasia Program
        Richard Sokolsky is a nonresident senior fellow in Carnegie’s Russia and Eurasia Program. His work focuses on U.S. policy toward Russia in the wake of the Ukraine crisis.
      • expert thumbnail - Ülgen
        Sinan Ülgen
        Visiting Scholar
        Carnegie Europe
        Ülgen is a visiting scholar at Carnegie Europe in Brussels, where his research focuses on Turkish foreign policy, nuclear policy, cyberpolicy, and transatlantic relations.
      • expert thumbnail - Volpe
        Tristan Volpe
        Nonresident Fellow
        Nuclear Policy Program
        Tristan Volpe is a nonresident fellow at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace and assistant professor of defense analysis at the Naval Postgraduate School.
      • expert thumbnail - Wehrey
        Frederic Wehrey
        Senior Fellow
        Middle East Program
        Frederic Wehrey is a senior fellow in the Middle East Program at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. His research deals with armed conflict, security sector governance, and U.S. policy, with a focus on Libya, North Africa, and the Gulf.

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