Days After A Deal
The negotiations between Iran and the P5+1 (United States, UK, France, Russia, China, and Germany) involve very complicated technical and political issues. It is no great surprise that the deadline to reach an agreement about the Iranian nuclear program has been repeatedly extended. However, in the wake of yet another extension, many people are wondering if a deal is even possible. RAND researchers considered the question: What if a deal with Iran was concluded? What would that mean for Iran, for the region, for U.S. policy? In other words, what happens in the days after a deal?
In this video, RAND researchers Dalia Dassa Kaye, Jeffrey Martini, Alireza Nader, and Lynn Davis discuss how reaching a deal might change Iran's policies in the region and toward the United States, how Iran's neighbors would respond to a deal, and what effect a nuclear deal might have on U.S. policy in the region.
Now that a nuclear agreement has been struck, what will be the implications for U.S. regional strategy, Iran's own foreign policy orientation, the response from regional partners, the global non-proliferation regime, and the role of Congress in implementation of the agreement?