Aligning perspectives and policies on Iran and the JCPOA

Expert panellists discuss the different national positions of regional and international actors on the future of the Iran nuclear deal.  

Research event
3 February 2021 — 1:00PM TO 2:00PM

Salvaging the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), also known as the Iran nuclear deal, will be one of the first agenda items for the Biden administration. The president has stated he intends to return to the deal that was abandoned by Donald Trump on a compliance for compliance basis.

At the same time, the incoming US administration has indicated that a follow-on treaty is needed to lengthen the duration of the deal, address Iran’s missile programme and regional activities, and create a more sustainable agreement.

Both steps will be subject to much debate from US Congressional opponents, European partners and countries in the Middle East, all of whom seek to influence the discussions and negotiations.

In this webinar, panellists debate and draw out the different national positions and assess various scenarios for future negotiations.

The webinar will be livestreamed on the MENA Programme Facebook page.


Ebtesam Al Ketbi, President, Emirates Policy Center

Dalia Dassa Kaye, 2020-2021 Fellow, Wilson Center

Sima Shine, Senior Research Fellow, Institute for National Security Studies

Azadeh Zamirirad, Deputy Head, Middle East and Africa Division, SWP Berlin

Moderator: Sanam Vakil, Deputy Director and Senior Research Fellow, Middle East and North Africa Programme, Chatham House

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