September 14, 2015

The Iran Agreement and What Comes Next

By Avner Golov, Axel Hellman, Elizabeth Rosenberg, Ellie Maruyama, Ilan Goldenberg and Nicholas Heras

In advance of Congress’ pending vote on the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), Middle East Security Program Director Ilan Goldenberg, Energy, Economics, and Security Program Director Elizabeth Rosenberg, Adjunct Researcher Avner Golov, Research Associates Nicholas Heras and Ellie Maruyama, and former Joseph S. Nye, Jr. Research Intern Axel Hellman have produced a new commentary, “Congress, the Iran Deal, and What Comes Next.” The commentary is also the executive summary of a forthcoming CNAS Report, “45 Policy Recommendations for the United States After the Iran Deal.”

On a recent podcast, Ilan Goldenberg discussed the executive summary with Director of External Relations Neal Urwitz.


  • Avner Golov

  • Axel Hellman

  • Elizabeth Rosenberg

    Senior Fellow and Director, Energy, Economics and Security Program

    Elizabeth Rosenberg is a Senior Fellow and Director of the Energy, Economics, and Security Program at the Center for a New American Security. In this capacity, she publishes a...

  • Ellie Maruyama

    Former Research Associate, Energy, Economics and Security Program

    Ellie Maruyama was a Research Associate in the Energy, Economics and Security Program at the Center for a New American Security (CNAS). Prior to joining CNAS, Ms. Maruyama wor...

  • Ilan Goldenberg

    Senior Fellow and Director, Middle East Security Program

    Ilan Goldenberg is Senior Fellow and Director of the Middle East Security Program at the Center for a New American Security. He is a foreign policy and defense expert with ext...

  • Nicholas Heras

    Former Fellow, Middle East Security Program

    Nicholas A. Heras is a former Fellow at the Center for a New American Security (CNAS), working in the Middle East Security Program. His work focused on the analysis of complex...

  • Commentary
    • Defense One
    • January 17, 2020
    Sending Troops Back to the Middle East Won’t Stop Iran

    The Trump administration’s decision to kill Qassam Soleimani is the latest in an escalatory “maximum pressure” Iran strategy that is shifting American foreign policy attention...

    By Chris Dougherty & Kaleigh Thomas

  • Podcast
    • January 17, 2020
    US Targeted Killing of Qassem Soleimani: Strategic Implications

    Brian Katulis and Kaleigh Thomas discuss the political and strategic fallout from the US targeted killing of Iranian General Qassem Soleimani. Listen to the full conversation...

    By Kaleigh Thomas

  • Commentary
    • Foreign Policy
    • January 14, 2020
    Trump Has Made Sanctions a Path to Strikes

    U.S. President Donald Trump’s decision to kill the Iranian general Qassem Suleimani, the architect of Iran’s political and military influence in the Middle East, and the Irani...

    By Elizabeth Rosenberg & ​Neil Bhatiya

  • Commentary
    • CNN
    • January 13, 2020
    Congress has to figure out whether Trump's four embassy claim is real

    The targeted killing of Qasem Soleimani, head of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) Quds Force, carried with it significant potential to serve as a catalyst for a br...

    By Carrie Cordero

View All Reports View All Articles & Multimedia