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Report: Guiding Principles for Nuclear Talks

          Senior officials from the world’s six major powers have outlined five key principles that must underpin a deal, according to a new In

Part I: Kerry & US on Nuke Talks Extension

      On July 18, the world’s six major powers and Iran agreed to a four-month ex

Part II: Zarif & Iran on Nuke Talks Extension

      On July 18, Iran and the world’s six ma

Part I: Kerry & US on the Nuke Talks

            On July 13, Secretary of State John Kerry arrived in Vienna to check the progress of nuclear talks between Iran and the world&r

Report: Prospects for Sanctions Relief in Deal

           Credible sanctions relief will be a crucial factor in convincing Iran to sign a nuclear accord, according to a new report by the Cent

Sanctions: What the US Cedes for a Deal

            Since 2006, the United States has imposed more sanctions on Iran than any other country, so it may have to cede the most ground

US Briefs on June Vienna Talks

      On June 16, the U.S.

Flurry of Diplomacy As Final Push Begins

            Diplomacy is accelerating in the run-up to the July 20 deadline for a nuclear deal.

Javad Zarif on Iran’s Nuclear Negotiations

Robin Wright (for the The New Yorker)

Iran Nuke Program 4: ABCs of Talks So Far

           The following is a rundown of key events in diplomacy on Iran’s nuclear program since President Hassan Rouhani took office in

Halfway: US Assesses Nuke Talks with Iran

      On April 9, a senior U.S.

Zarif and Ashton on April Nuclear Talks

      On April 9, Iranian Foreign Minister Moh

US Briefs on April Vienna Nuke Talks

      On April 4, the U.S.

Vienna Talks: New Nuke Deal Framework

            On February 20, Iran and the world’s six major powers agreed on a framework for comprehensive talks on Tehran’s co

Zarif: Sanctions Would Kill Nuclear Deal

            The following article first appeared in Tags: Congress, Diplomacy, Negotiations, Nuclear, P5 1, Syria, United States, Zarif, Iran Policy

Geneva Deal I: Final Terms and Fact Sheet

      On November 24, Iran and the world’s

Geneva Deal II: President Obama on Merits of Talks

             On November 23, President Barack Obama welcomed the agreement on Iran’s nuclear program as an important first step

Geneva Talks: Progress, But No Nuclear Deal

            Iran and the world’s six major powers made significant headway but ultimately failed to finalize an agreement at grueling ta

Zarif Pens Diary About U.S. Visit

            In an all-time first for Iranian diplomacy, new Foreign Minister Mohammed Javad Zarif has been chronicling his visit to New Yo

New Team to Head Nuclear Talks

            President Hassan Rouhani has appointed Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif to lead nuclear talks with two other senior diplomats

Report on Iran Talks:New Hope under Rouhani

            President Hassan Rouhani’s electoral victory may signal a change in style and negotiating tactics on Iran’s controv

Report: Sanctions Empower Regime

            Sanctions have had  the unintended consequence of empowering the Iranian regime, according to a new report by the Center

Report: Sanctions Backfiring, Try Direct Dialogue

            A new report by top former U.S. officials concludes that sanctions are backfiring.

Where Does Nuclear Diplomacy Stand Now?

Interview with Michael Adler by Garrett Nada

Where Does Nuclear Diplomacy Stand Now?

Interview with Michael Adler by Garrett Nada

Kerry on Nuke Talks: What’s Next?

            Iran and the world’s six major powers failed to compromise on Tehran’s controversial nuclear program in the fifth r

Little Progress at Fifth Round of Nuke Talks

            Iran and the world’s six major powers failed to compromise on Tehran’s controversial nuclear program in the fifth

Obama on Nowruz: New U.S.-Iran Relationship Possible

            On March 18, President Obama said there could be a “new relationship” with Iran if it meets international obligati

Obama: Iran Over A Year Away From Nuke

            On March 13, President Obama said “it would take over a year or so for Iran to actually develop a nuclear weapon,”

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