Wednesday, October 15, 2014
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In the grand tapestry of international politics, the tentative nuclear deal between Iran and the P5+1 (the five permanent members of the United Nations Security Council plus Germany) may amount to little more than a scrawl at the margins of an otherwise menacing installment. As evidenced by the increasingly ruckus political jockeying of domestic lobby groups and third party spoilers (principally Saudi Arabia and Israel), the nuclear standoff is the product of multiple, intersecting, and overlapping political agendas on the part of a host of actors.
A successful resolution of the current crisis requires a long-term diplomatic strategy aimed at transforming Iran’s revolutionary anxieties. But is this achievable as long as the strategic logic underpinning the enmity between the two sides remains in tact?
This talk will lay out the key variables at the root of the enmity between US-Iran and assesses the prospects for improvement in relations between the two sides in both the short and long term.
The series is made possible through funding by a Watson Institute Collaborative Grant.