Brookings Scholars Weigh In On The Nuclear Deal With Iran

Leaders involved in the P5+1 nuclear deal with Iran.

After a decade of diplomatic frustration and another marathon round of talks, Tehran and the six world powers that have been seeking to resolve concerns over Iran’s nuclear activities signed an unprecedented preliminary agreement early Sunday. The interim nuclear deal sets the stage for a six-month sprint to conclude a more detailed pact that would roll back Iran’s nuclear infrastructure along with the wide-ranging economic penalties that have been levied in response to it. As the first deal on this issue that the United States has been a party to and the first formal commitment involving the two longstanding adversaries in decades, the terms of the agreement are already provoking an intense debate within Washington as well as among U.S. allies including Israel.

Brookings Institution scholars have jumped into the fray with media appearances, commentary and expert analysis of the deal, its implications for the region and for each of the parties, as well as forecasts for the diplomatic road ahead with Iran. And watch this space — over the course of the next several days, Iran At Saban will continue to highlight commentary from our colleagues throughout Brookings, who bring an array of regional and technical expertise to this important question.