Understanding Iran beyond the deal
After surviving a review by a bitterly divided Congress, the Iran nuclear agreement is now a done deal. And yet, with regional conflict intensifying, the question of Iran continues to loom large in the American foreign policy debate. As Iran gears up for elections in early 2016, and as world leaders – in business and in politics – flock to Tehran, understanding Iran after the deal becomes an increasingly complex and urgent task.
On October 15, the Center for Middle East Policy at Brookings hosted a conversation with Suzanne Maloney, deputy director of Brookings Foreign Policy program and author of the recently released book, Iran’s Political Economy since the Revolution (Cambridge University Press, 2015). Maloney was joined by Javier Solana, a Brookings distinguished fellow and former EU High Representative for the Common Foreign and Security Policy; and Vali Nasr, Dean of Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies and a nonresident senior fellow at Brookings. The three experts discussed Iran today, the implications of the nuclear agreement, and more. Bruce Jones, Vice President and Director of Foreign Policy at Brookings, gave introductory remarks.
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Dean, School for Advanced International Studies - Johns Hopkins University
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Rather than serving as a unifying diplomatic exercise to highlight Iran’s troubling regional activities, the [Warsaw] summit primarily highlighted America’s diplomatic isolation from its European allies.