This is obviously an important, historic, and incredibly controversial deal and there have been months of analysis, articles, and opinions printed throughout world media. This is a collection of some pieces I’ve recently found to be interesting.
Disclaimer: to reiterate my stance on articles posted on this blog, all articles are presented because they are interesting to me and offer perhaps different perspectives. Just because I post a link to something doesn’t mean I agree or disagree with it.
This deal, while mainly between the US and Iran, has understandably been heavily scrutinised by Iran’s Middle Eastern neighbours, many of whom are uneasy and unhappy. Saudi Arabia in particular sees Iran as an important rival, read more to find out why.
In addition to the complicated political reactions and potential repercussions, the detailed mechanisms of the deal are worth exploring as well. Much of the West’s ability to control Iran’s nuclear programme is based on the efforts of the IAEA. Is the organization up to the task?