News & Updates

Stephen Heintz Weighs in on Iran Negotiations

In a New York Times op-ed column, Roger Cohen argues that an agreement with Iran to limit its nuclear program is still possible, despite not reaching a deal in Geneva over the weekend. Cohen quotes Stephen Heintz, stating that although Iran's nuclear knowledge cannot be destroyed, the international community should recognize its capability and "put it in a box where it is verifiable, contained, and controlled."

Reconciliation Between Israelis and Palestinians in Photos

Rina Castelnuovo's powerful photo essay in T he New York Times on July 14, 2013, featured Palestinians and Israelis brought together by grief, after having lost loved ones killed in the region's conflict. The families were convened by Rockefeller Brothers Fund grantee the Parents Circle Families Forum.

Ambassadors Urge Secretary of State to Put an End to Law that Obstructs Peacebuilding

Former Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs and Ambassador and Representative to the United Nations Thomas Pickering, and former Deputy National Security Advisor and Ambassador to the United Nations Nancy Soderberg, have published an op-ed on CNN's website encouraging Secretary of State John Kerry to sign an order to change a 2010 Supreme Court decision that has hindered peacebuilders from doing their jobs.

Report Offers Recommendations to Guide Transition in Tunisia

The Institute for Integrated Transitions has released an analysis of international expert assistance offered in Tunisia after the January 2011 revolution. The report focuses on the country's reforms in its media, security sector, and judiciary, as well as youth employment; results have been mixed more than two years after the uprising.

The Iran Project Urges United States to Reevaluate its Foreign Policy Toward Iran

Sanctions imposed by the United States against Iran have fallen short of expectations and the unintended consequences may pose risks, according to The Iran Project's latest report, released on Wednesday. The report, backed by former senior U.S. officials and outside experts, recommends that Washington rebalance its dual-track policy by strengthening its diplomatic efforts.