Despite Nuclear Deal, Managing Expectations Still Key for U.S.-Iran Relations

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani surrounded by lawmakers as he arrives at the parliament, Tehran, Iran, Jan. 17, 2016 (AP photo by Vahid Salemi).
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani surrounded by lawmakers as he arrives at the parliament, Tehran, Iran, Jan. 17, 2016 (AP photo by Vahid Salemi).

Last week marked the formal implementation of the agreement signed last summer by Iran and the international community to roll back Tehran’s nuclear program. Although the news did not create as much of a fuss as the actual signing of the agreement in July, in the larger context of international relations, it’s still a pretty big deal. The agreement is a critical step forward for nuclear nonproliferation efforts and for the upholding of global norms and the will of the international community. It’s a victory for the notion that intractable international issues can be resolved via diplomacy and negotiations, rather […]

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