In the summer of 1953, James Lockridge slipped across the Iranian border with a tennis racket, a fake passport, and lots of cash. The tennis racket was part of his cover: Once in Iran, he played for hours on the courts of the Turkish embassy, where he had the easiest access to British intelligence officers […]
Washington, D.C. – Today, the Truman National Security Project praised the recent announcement that the U.S., Iran, and five world powers have agreed on how to implement the nuclear deal struck back in November. Truman Project Executive Director Michael Breen said, “Today’s agreement to implement the Joint Plan of Action is a critical first step […]
Truman National Security Project Fellow Joseph Costa discusses how inspectors from the United Nations have visited the Iranian Arak nuclear plant on Sunday and other developments in the Iran nuclear deal. Click here to watch the entire interview.
On January 20, 2009, a freshly inaugurated President Barack Obama took to the stage to deliver a speech with one very critical hidden signal – one he hoped might publicly begin to thaw U.S. relations with Iran even as Washington privately escalated sustained cyber attacks against that nation’s nuclear program. This openness against a backdrop of […]
Newly elected Iranian president Hassan Rowhani’s declaration that Iran is “seriously determined” to negotiate with world powers at the next round of talks this fall is not surprising. Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei has been brought to a tangible decision point on the nuclear program, and might finally agree to a series of confidence-building measures proposed […]