Iran After the Deal


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Titolo:Iran After the Deal: the Road Ahead
Autore: Paolo Magri and Annalisa Perteghella (edited by)
ISBN: 978-88-98014-89-7
Anno: 2015
Prezzo: 9,90 €

The agreement reached in Vienna on 14 July, 2015 between Iran and the P5+1 (United States, Russia, China, France, United Kingdom, Germany) has been greeted as an historical achievement. While offering a long-lasting negotiated solution to one of the biggest crises of the last decade, the deal represents an opportunity for a deep recalibration of the balance of power in the Middle East. It also paves the way to some sort of rapprochement between Iran and the United States. But the deal is also likely to have an impact on Iranian domestic politics, not least on its economy, which, after repeated rounds of sanctions, languishes in deep crisis.

This report aims to assess the potential effects of the deal by trying to answer the following question: what’s next for Iran, the Middle East and the countries involved in the negotiations? In particular, the report provides an assessment of the JCPOA agreed upon in Vienna. It also analyzes the impact of the deal on Iranian domestic politics as well as the consequences for its economy. In addition, it examines its effects on the balance of power in the Middle East, as well as on relations between Iran and the United States, and Iran and Russia. Finally a number of policy recommendations for the EU are provided.

Paolo Magri is Executive Vice-President and Director of ISPI. He is Professor of International Organisations at the University of Pavia.

Annalisa Perteghella is Research Fellow for the Mediterranean and Middle East Program at ISPI and PhD Candidate at the Catholic University of the Sacred Heart.