Chair: Dr. Janne Nolan

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Dr. Janne Nolan is the chair of the Nuclear Security Working Group and Research Professor at the Elliott School of International Affairs at The George Washington University. Her latest book, Tyranny of Consensus, was published in 2013 by the Century Foundation.

 
 

NSWG News

 
  • Cosmos Dinner with Robin Wright on Iran

    Cosmos Dinner with Robin Wright on Iran

    On March 18th, 2014, the Nuclear Security Group assembled for a discussion about Iran’s nuclear program with journalist and Middle East expert Robin Wright.

     
  • Why Can’t Iran and Israel be Friends?

    Why Can’t Iran and Israel be Friends?

    In an article for The Guardian, Navid Hassibi discusses the potential for a “thaw in relations” between Iran and Israel in the coming months.

     
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  • Iran’s 20 Percent Enriched Uranium Stock

    Iran’s 20 Percent Enriched Uranium Stock

    A new report by the Institute for Science and International Security analyzes the February 20th International Atomic Energy Agency Safeguards Report and concludes that Iran’s decision to suspend production of 20 percent low enriched uranium and convert its existing stockpile to oxide form is important in the short-term, but in the long-term the total amount of 20 percent low enriched uranium is what will matter most from a nonproliferation perspective.

     
  • Centrifuges: Key to Final Nuclear Deal

    Centrifuges: Key to Final Nuclear Deal

    A new report published by the Institute for Science and International Security discusses the centrality of centrifuges to a successful deal with Iran over its nuclear program.

     
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  • Rose Gottemoeller Confirmed as Undersecretary

    Rose Gottemoeller Confirmed as Undersecretary

    After 541 days as the designated and Acting Undersecretary of State for Arms Control and International Security, Rose Gottemoeller was confirmed by the Senate on March 6th, 2014 by a vote of 58-42.

     
  • Iran – Sanctions, Energy, Arms Control, and Regime Change

    Iran – Sanctions, Energy, Arms Control, and Regime Change

    This new report, written by Dr. Anthony Cordesman, Bryan Gold, and Chloe Coughlin-Schulte, discusses the four main pillars defining Iran’s relationship with the United States and its European allies and how they influence the current negotiations.

     
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  • Iran’s Centrifuge Research and Development Program

    Iran’s Centrifuge Research and Development Program

    In this report, published by the Institute for Science and International Security, David Albright and Paulina Izewicz analyze Iran’s centrifuge research and development program, and advocate for a future deal that limits Iran’s ability to produce advanced centrifuges.

     
  • DISCUSSION: The Israeli View of the Iran Interim Deal

    DISCUSSION: The Israeli View of the Iran Interim Deal

    On December 6th, 2013, the Nuclear Security Working Group’s Iran Futures Initiative convened for a lunch meeting at the Old Ebbitt Grill in Washington, D.C.

     
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  • Why A Nuclear Deal with Iran Is So Hard

    Why A Nuclear Deal with Iran Is So Hard

    In this article, published in The National Interest, Michael Eisenstadt takes a look at Iran’s negotiation strategy with the West, explaining that Iran’s goal is a deal that relieves the economic pressure from the international community while allowing it to become and remain a nuclear threshold state.

     
  • U.S.-Iran Thaw Grew From Years of Behind-the-Scenes Talks

    U.S.-Iran Thaw Grew From Years of Behind-the-Scenes Talks

    In this article, published in the Wall Street Journal, Jay Solomon and Carol E. Lee describe the planning and behind-the-scenes diplomacy involved in setting up President Obama’s historic phone call with new Iranian President Hassan Rohani.

     
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