Iran workshop series: The road to the revival of the JCPOA

A half-day virtual workshop to discuss the United States’ potential return to the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) following the inauguration of President Biden.

Research event, Workshop Invitation only
29 January 2021 — 1:30PM TO 3:30PM

Following the November 2020 election win, US president Joe Biden is looking to reverse a number of Trump-era policies and a return to the Iran Nuclear Deal is high on the priority list, with the new US administration seeking to re-engage with Iran and key international players on the JCPOA.

Putting the JCPOA puzzle back together might prove challenging as a result of opposing views in the US congress, internal dynamics inside Iran and US relations with European partners.

  • What role can Europe play to facilitate the revival of the deal and US return? How will Iran’s domestic politics influence future negotiations?
  • Would the parties negotiate a revised deal, i.e. JCPOA+?
  • Or would they instead attempt to negotiate a new agreement altogether focused on addressing Iran’s missile program and regional policies, in addition to the nuclear aspect?

A briefing paper Conflict Timelines and Agendas and the Road to Potential Revival of the JCPOA was published following the workshop.

This event is jointly organized with the Near East South Asia (NESA) Center for Strategic Studies.

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