The Rubik’s Cube (tm) of a Final Agreement

In the final stretch of nuclear diplomacy with Iran, experts will analyze the disparate issues to be resolved and the many formulations of an agreement. 

From left to right, Colin Kahl, Robert Einhorn, Joe Cirincione, Alireza Nader

The clock is ticking on a nuclear deal with Iran. The deadline is July 20. An unprecedented coalition of eight Washington think tanks is hosting three discussions on the pivotal diplomacy to coincide with the last three rounds of talks. The first event — "The Rubik’s CubeTM of a Final Agreement" — on May 13 will explore the 10 disparate issues to be resolved and the many formulations for potential solutions.

The coalition includes the U.S. Institute of Peace, RAND, the Woodrow Wilson Center, the Arms Control Association, the Center for a New American Security, the Stimson Center, the Partnership for a Secure America, the Ploughshares Fund, and staff from the Brookings Institution and the Center for Non-Proliferation Studies. Join the conversation on Twitter with #IranDeal.


9:30- 9:35 AM: Welcome

  • Ambassador William Taylor
    Vice President, Center for Middle East & Africa, U.S. Institute of Peace

9:35- 10:15 AM: Moderated Panel Discussion

  • Robert Einhorn
    Senior Fellow, Brookings Institution and former Special Advisor to the Secretary of State
  • Alireza Nader
    RAND Corporation and author of Iran After the Bomb
  • Joe Cirincione
    President of the Ploughshares Fund
  • Colin Kahl, Moderator
    Center for New American Security and former Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense

10:15-11:00 AM: Q&A