“The Iran Wars: Spy Games, Bank Battles, Secret Deals and What Comes Now”

“The Iran Wars: Spy Games, Bank Battles, Secret Deals and What Comes Now”

Jay Solomon

2.21.2017

Jay Solomon

Jay Solomon is the chief foreign affairs correspondent for The Wall Street Journal. For nearly two decades, he’s written from Asia, Africa, and the Middle East, including stints in Jakarta, Indonesia; Seoul, South Korea; New Delhi, India; and Washington, D.C. The Wall Street Journal has nominated him for three Pulitzer Prizes. Solomon was the first American journalist to uncover the secret meetings between the United States and Iran that took place in Oman. He led coverage of the nuclear negotiations for the Journal from 2012 through 2015.

Jay Solomon is the Wall Street Journal reporter who’s been breaking news on the historic and potentially disastrous Iran nuclear deal. The Iran Wars: Spy Games, Bank Battles, Secret Deals and What Comes Now  is the product of extensive in-depth reporting and interviews with all the key players in the conflict—from high-ranking Iranian officials to Secretary of State John Kerry and his negotiating team. With a reporter’s investigative eye and the narrative dexterity of a historian, Solomon shows how Iran’s nuclear development went unnoticed for years by the international community only to become its top security concern. He catalogs the blunders of both the Bush and Obama administrations as they grappled with how to engage Iran, producing a series of both carrots and sticks, and he takes us inside the hotel suites where the 2015 nuclear agreement was negotiated, offering a frank assessment of the uncertain future of the U.S.-Iran relationship.