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Brinksmanship and the Iran Nuclear Deal: Will the JCPOA Survive?

Andrew Kahn
Current Events / Politics
Video Catch-up

Course Description

The Trump administration pulled the U.S. out of the deal. It imposed crippling economic sanctions as part of a "maximum pressure" strategy designed to seal off Iran from the global economy. The Biden administration wants America to join a revised deal that is "longer and stronger" (more years, heavier safeguards). The U.S. Secretary of State, Tony Blinken, oversees the high-stakes diplomacy needed to re-write the agreement. Iranian President Rouhani insists his nation has only peaceful intentions.  To date, the parties appear to be far apart, threatening the breakdown of the talks and the survival of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA). What can be done to save the deal and prevent Iran from manufacturing a nuclear weapon? Kahn will give a detailed overview of the ongoing negotiations and his view of the potential outcomes.

About the Instructor

  • Andrew Kahn is a graduate of the Johns Hopkins University and the University of Pittsburgh. He has done graduate work in Political Science at the University of Maryland and the New School University in New York. Kahn has taught at St. Cloud University in Minnesota and Western Connecticut University in Danbury. He helped found AEGIS, the Association for Education in Global/International Studies, at Stanford University. He is a world traveler.

Upcoming programs presented by Andrew Kahn.

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One-Time FPL12101 Andrew Kahn Brinksmanship and the Iran Nuclear Deal: Will the JCPOA Survive?
Friday, December 10: 10:00 am - 11:30 am