The Iran Nuclear Agreement: Is It a Good Deal?

Author: Kristi Flaherty

Peace Policy Oct 2015

The Iran nuclear agreement was concluded in Vienna on July 14, 2015, after years of negotiations between a group of six nations (the United States, the United Kingdom, Russia, China, France, and Germany) and the government of Iran. Following approval from the UN Security Council and U.S. Congress, the Iranian parliament consented to the deal on October 4. This issue of Peace Policy explores the framework of the deal and the implications of alternative options for engaging with Iran.

New posts in the October 2015 issue of Peace Policy:

Mary Ellen O'Connell examines the Iran nuclear agreement through the lens of international law. More »

Michael Desch explains why the deal will be a more effective deterrent than additional sanctions or military force. More »

David Cortright shows how years of multilateral sanctions against Iran laid the foundation for a diplomatic agreement. More »

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