ECFR’s World in 30 Minutes: Iran

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On 2 April in Lausanne, world powers and Iran declared the parameters of a comprehensive nuclear deal, offering greater detail than expected. The US has re-asserted its commitment to traditional allies while suggesting a new equilibrium needs to be found in the region. Paul Pillar, Senior Fellow at the Center for Security Studies at Georgetown University and at the Brookings Institution, Ali Vaez, senior analyst on Iran at International Crisis Group, Ellie Geranmayeh, MENA policy fellow at ECFR, and Mark Leonard, director of ECFR explore the potentially game-changing developments.

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