Israel and Iran aren’t yet on the verge of a major escalation or war, and continued progress on the Iran nuclear talks in Vienna would likely forestall one, if Israel judges that trying to undermine a deal would exact too great a cost in its relations with Washington. But the factors that might well produce a significant blowup are now aligning in frightening fashion.
Join us for a conversation featuring Vicki Birchfield, Erik Brattberg, Philip Breedlove, and Suzanne DiMaggio in conversation with Suzanne Kelly, with special remarks by Sam Nunn on on the path forward for the transatlantic alliance.
The negotiations are confronting significant problems to begin with, a lack of trust, a profound political constraints on both sides and under some time pressure.
A recent cyber attack on Iran's Natanz nuclear facility, which Iran blames on Israel, has put further pressure on U.S.-Israeli relations. As the United States seeks to revive the JCPOA, Israel wants to stop the deal at all costs.
This is an arms control agreement. It is not a treaty of peace and friendship between Iran and the U.S.
In an interview, Karim Sadjadpour outlines what a realistic U.S. policy toward Iran should look like.
Despite a slow start, the EU is working hard to hammer out a renewed nuclear deal between the United States and Iran. But it won’t be easy.
In an interview, Ray Takeyh discusses his recent book on the reign of the late Mohammed Reza Pahlavi.
The pursuit of a strategic opening with Iran that begins with the reconstitution of the JCPOA offers a sound way to address the damage caused by Trump’s failed maximum pressure policies, pause hostilities while restarting talks, and set a foundation for more expansive U.S.-Iran dialogue on a range of issues.