After nearly two years of negotiations, the P5+1 and Iran are on the verge of signing a final nuclear agreement. Profound questions remain, however, about the deal’s actual impact on Tehran’s nuclear ambitions. Is the agreement enforceable? Will Iran disclose the extent of its previous nuclear weapons research? Will sanctions relief enable Iran to expand its support for terrorism abroad?
The Foreign Policy Initiative (FPI) believes that the following resources will help policymakers answer these and related questions. FPI also recommends the work of the Iran Task Force, which provides critical and detailed analyses of U.S. policy toward Iran.
How an Iran Nuclear Deal Would Upend U.S. Non-Proliferation Policy — Ray Takeyh — Wall Street Journal — July 4, 2015
Why Is Obama Abandoning 70 Years of U.S. Nonproliferation Policy? — Matthew Kroenig—Tablet Magazine — June 15, 2015
The Central Pillar Supporting the Iran Deal Has a Big Crack In It — Emanuele Ottolenghi — The Tower — July 2015
Can We Trust How Iran Would Spend Funds From a Nuclear Deal? — Michael Singh — Wall Street Journal — June 30, 2015
Resolving the IAEA’s PMD Concerns Concretely Prior to the Lifting of Key Sanctions — David Albright — Institute for Science and International Security — July 2, 2015
Four Reasons Why Accounting for Iran’s Alleged Nuclear Weapons Work Still Matters — Simon Chin and Valerie Lincy — Wisconsin Project on Nuclear Arms Control — June 17, 2015
Iran’s Dubious Track Record — Behnam Ben Taleblu — World Affairs — July 1, 2015
What If No Agreement Is Reached on Iran’s Nuclear Program?
Can We Trust How Iran Would Spend Funds From a Nuclear Deal?
How to Counter Iranian Foot-Dragging (While Not Circumventing Congress)
Iran’s Regime Can Change. But a Nuclear Deal Isn’t Likely to Transform It.
In Iran Nuclear Talks, Sharpening Consequences of Failure Is Critical
An Opportunity and Lesson in Negotiating With Iran
How the Threat of a Military Option Against Iran Lost Its Coercive Power