Can Negotiations and Diplomacy Break the US–Iran Impasse?

Author
Anahita Motazed Rad
Content Type
Working Paper
Institution
Istituto Affari Internazionali
Abstract
As the Biden and Rouhani administrations’ position to renew diplomatic efforts on the Iranian nuclear file with European support, they face more challenges than their predecessors did in 2015, when the Iranian nuclear deal, formally known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), was originally signed. Today, domestic, regional and international confrontations have increased; hardliners and conservatives in Tehran and Washington, on the one hand, and in Israel, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) on the other, are now more aligned and coordinated against a diplomatic success than they were in 2015.
Topic
Diplomacy, Nuclear Power, Negotiation
Political Geography
Iran, Middle East, North America, United States of America