The international diplomatic, economic and intelligence conflict over Iran’s nuclear program has now been in full flow for over a decade. Few crises have lasted this long at such tempo. It has involved complex games of diplomatic poker, missed opportunities and overplayed hands. Proposals have come and gone involving careful balancing of red lines and attempts to find common interest. With Hassan Rouhani’s election and his clear and articulated desire to find a breakthrough in the deadlock, expressed last month at the United Nations General Assembly and on his historic phone call with President Obama subsequently, it is time to take a step back and look at the situation afresh.
In this new publication, BASIC’s executive director, Paul Ingram, and former Iranian Ambassador to Germany, Seyed Hossein Mousavian, outline the current state of the nuclear dispute with Iran and suggest opportunities to take positive steps forward.
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