Iran Policy: A Conversation with Thomas Donilon and Yaakov Amidror

Former U.S. and Israeli National Security Advisors Thomas Donilon and Yaakov Amidror spoke at Harvard's Institute of Politics about the West's policy towards Iran.

Thomas Donilon at the IOP

Gary Samore at IISS

Gary Samore spoke at the International Institute for Strategic Studies in London, answering questions about the future of nuclear negotiations with Iran.

Olli Heinonen on Voice of America

Olli Heinonen, a senior fellow at the Belfer Center, sat down with Voice of America's Siamak Dehghanpour to discuss the legal and technical details of the Joint Plan of Action. 

Gary Samore and David Sanger on Charlie Rose

In this interview from November 25, 2013, Belfer Center Executive Director for Research Gary Samore and Senior Fellow David Sanger discuss the P5+1's interim agreement with Iran:

FileDiscussion About Iran (Charlie Rose)

Gary Samore on Nuclear Talks with Iran

Diplomatic efforts intended to curtain Iran's nuclear weapons program in exchange for a lifting of economic sanctions are making headway, but progress has been slow. Several nations, including the United States, are involved in the negotiations, but reports indicate that opinions vary as to how a deal should be crafted.

In this interview from November 20, 2013, Gary Samore offers his perspectives on the negotiations, and what a potential deal would mean. Samore is the executive director of research at the Harvard Kennedy School's Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs.

Iran and Instruments of American Power

The following video series is borrowed from Week 3 of Graham Allison and David Sanger's HarvardX course, "Central Challenges of American National Security, Strategy and the Press: An Introduction". In this course, students analyze some of the hardest national security challenges the United States will face in the decade ahead, including Iran's nuclear ambitions.


National Security Council Briefing:

Red Lines:

Covert Action:


Classified Information:

Red Teaming: Concept and Purpose: