Iran Nuclear Deal: What's Next?
Baker Institute experts respond to the historic agreement through social media, blogs and other commentaries:
- Director Edward Djerejian, former ambassador to Syria and to Israel, illustrates a tweet about the deal with a replica of an ancient Persian tile. Follow the ambassador on Twitter: @EdwardDjerejian.
Contrasting perceptions of the real "winner" of the Iran nuclear deal may have disastrous regional implications, writes Middle East fellow Mohammad Ayatollahi Tabaar. Read "The danger of (mis)perceptions after the Iran deal," published Aug. 3, 2015, in The Washington Post.
For all its imperfections, the Iran deal "makes it far more difficult for Iran to acquire nuclear weapons," writes fellow Joe Barnes in The Hill. "This aligns both with our specific concerns about a nuclear Iran and our broader nonproliferation policies in the Middle East and elsewhere." Read "Getting Real about the Iran Deal," published July 21, 2015.
- In a commentary for Forbes, fellow Jim Krane writes that the historic nuclear agreement may improve U.S. strategic interests in the Middle East and even provide an environmental benefit. Read "From ISIS to Climate Change, the Iran Deal is Good for American Interests," published on July 14, 2015.
- Fellow Joe Barnes writes that "on balance, the agreement is a good one. But make no mistake: it might yet fail." Read "The Iranian nuclear agreement: A good, not perfect, deal," published in the Baker Institute Blog on July 14, 2015.
- In a related commentary for the Washington Post, fellow Mohammad Ayatollahi Tabaar considers whether Islamic ideology trumps pragmatic considerations in Iranian foreign policy. Read "How to interpret Iran's Islamic rhetoric," published on July 7, 2015.
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