Joint Event on Iranian Nuclear Negotiation

US and Iran Flags (Source: Wikimedia Commons)

Source: Wikimedia Commons

The Institute for Science and International Security (ISIS) and the James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies (CNS) will host a briefing and discussion by David Albright and Jon Wolfsthal on the current negotiations between the United States, United Kingdom, Russia, France, China, Germany (the P5+1) and Iran on Tehran’s nuclear program.

ISIS has been at the forefront of assessing the Iranian nuclear program for over a decade, providing technical analysis of its capabilities, policy solutions for resolving the crisis, and tracking the program’s growth. During the last year, it has closely tracked the negotiations with Iran and has helped identify the necessary elements of a long-term comprehensive nuclear agreement.


David Albright will discuss major technical features of a comprehensive, long-term nuclear agreement with Iran. The discussion will focus on both technical and policy issues, such as: the role of breakout estimates in developing negotiating positions; the need for strict limits on Iran’s nuclear program; the impossibility of relying on verification alone; the impact of the International Atomic Energy Agency’s efforts to resolve the outstanding concerns about past and possibly ongoing work on nuclear weapons and other military nuclear programs; and other technical and policy issues at the core of the differing negotiating positions.

Jon Wolfsthal, Deputy Director of CNS, will provide moderation and commentary. Wolfsthal previously served as the special advisor to Vice President Joseph R. Biden for nuclear security and nonproliferation and as a director for nonproliferation on the National Security Council.

The James Martin Center is the largest nongovernmental organization in the United States devoted exclusively to research and training on nonproliferation issues. CNS strives to combat the spread of weapons of mass destruction by training the next generation of nonproliferation specialists and disseminating timely information and analysis. CNS is the host organization for, a non-partisan, fact-based initiative to inform the public’s understanding of the ongoing nuclear negotiations with Iran.

Event Details

Thursday, September 18, 2014
10:00 AM-11:30 AM

James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies, Suite 1250
1400 K Street, NW
Washington DC

Please RSVP by Wednesday September 17 if you would like to attend the event.

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