Iran Task Force

This project, chaired by Ambassador Stuart Eizenstat, seeks to perform a comprehensive analysis of Iran's internal political landscape—as well as its role in the region and globally.
  • Strange Bedfellows: Saudi Arabia, Israel Oppose Iran Nuclear Deal for Different Reasons

    Saudis worry about regional power, Israelis about an ‘existential threat,’ say analysts

    Saudi Arabia and Israel find themselves in the same camp as opponents of a nuclear deal with Iran, but the Sunni kingdom and Jewish state have very different reasons for their opposition. Israelis are concerned mainly with a nuclear-armed Iran, while the Saudis worry more about Iran’s...

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  • Atlantic Council Iran Task Force Applauds Efforts to Negotiate Nuclear Deal; Urges Restraint While Talks Continue

    WASHINGTON – The Atlantic Council's Iran Task Force, chaired by Ambassador Stuart Eizenstat and coordinated by Council Senior Fellow Barbara Slavin, issued a statement today applauding the efforts of the five permanent members of the UN Security Council plus Germany and Iran to negotiate a comprehensive nuclear deal. While the parties could not reach a final agreement, the Task Force urges...
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  • Nuclear Deal Could Open US-Iran Cooperation Against ISIS, Ex-Officials Say

    Deadline in Talks Likely to Be Extended, Says Former US Ambassador Thomas Pickering


    As international negotiators approach next week’s self-imposed deadline for reaching a compromise...

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  • Iran Negotiations Update: Verification vs. Breakout Capacity

    A tradeoff does not exist between Iran's enrichment capacity and more intense verification measures placed on Iran's nuclear program. Daryl Kimball, executive director of the Arms Control Association, and Michael Singh, managing director of the Washington Institute for Near East Policy, agreed that each are significant to a final agreement independently. Iranians have argued that the number of...
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  • This Week in South Asia: August 2 - 8

    Commentary from the South Asia Center on the most relevant news from the region, and suggested “must-read” analyses from the week.

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    US Defense Sectary Chuck Hagel is on a visit to New Delhi to boost defense and strategic relations with the new administration led by Prime Minister Narenda Modi. The most pressing issue on the agenda is US defense

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  • The Consequences of No Nuclear Deal with Iran

    The five permanent members of the UN Security Council - United States, France, Russia, China and the UK – plus Germany are in a crucial moment in negotiations with Iran to reach a comprehensive agreement over its use of nuclear power. This group of countries, known as the P5+1, are adamant to ensure that Iran does not acquire a nuclear weapon and that the country's nuclear program operates for...
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  • Point/Counterpoint: Iran Nuclear Talks

    Atlantic Council experts Barbara Slavin and Matthew Kroenig discussed on July 17 what’s at stake in the most recent extension to the Iran nuclear talks.
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  • This Week in South Asia: June 28 - July 3

    Commentary from the South Asia Center on the most relevant news from the region, and suggested “must-read” analyses from the week.

    India
    Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi met US Senator John McCain in New Delhi on Thursday as the two sides reiterated their desire to revive the strategic US-India partnership. To continue this dialogue, Modi is expected to visit...

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  • How to Unwind Iran Nuclear-Related Sanctions

    On June 16, 2014, the Atlantic Council's Iran Task Force hosted the report launch of two papers outlining options for unwinding nuclear-related sanctions against Iran —a key element of any long-term agreement curbing Iran's nuclear program.


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  • Easing US and EU Sanctions on Iran

    As negotiations resume today in Vienna between Iran and the five permanent members of the UN Security Council plus Germany, the Atlantic Council's Iran Task Force introduces two papers that outline options for unwinding US and European sanctions against Iran—a key element of any long-term agreement curbing Iran’s nuclear program. 

    Easing US Sanctions on Iran
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