Jofi Joseph tracks developments in negotiations between Iran and the IAEA over the IAEA's investigation into Iran's past efforts to produce a nuclear weapon. Iran appears to be cooperating, he writes, but it is important to be realistic about the outcome of the investigation and how it will affect ongoing talks on the future of the Iranian nuclear program between Iran and the P5+1. Read more about Iran's "possible military dimensions" disclosures: What to expect
Aaron Stein outlines Turkey's strategic approach to Iran's nuclear program. Turkey's policy, he argues, is based on robust assumptions about the strength of Turkey's military, the credibility of NATO's deterrent power, and the value of the Turkish-Iranian economic relationship, and is therefore unlikely to change no matter the outcome of Iran's negotiations with the P5+1. Read more about Piecing together Turkey’s Iran policy
The next round of P5+1 negotiations approaches, as Congress zeroes in on new terrorism-related sanctions and blocking a diplomat linked to the 1979 hostage crisis from entering the United States. These stories, President Rouhani’s visit to Afghanistan, General Dempsey’s trip to Israel, and more—in this week’s edition of Iran news from March 29-April 4, 2014. Read more about Belfer Iran Brief—Reviving the 1979 hostage crisis and other news
Kaveh Afrasiabi writes that increasing tension in the Iranian-Pakistani relationship could have a negative impact on nuclear negotiations. As mistrust grows between Iran and their nuclear neighbor, Afrasiabi argues that P5+1 negotiators should bring considerations of Iran's regional security into on-going talks. Read more about The emerging Pakistani factor in the Iran nuclear equation
At 12:00pm EST on Wednesday, April 2nd, Belfer experts Gary Samore and Matthew Bunn will host a Reddit Ask Me Anything (AMA) to discuss nuclear negotiations with Iran, nuclear security issues, and all things weapons of mass destruction.