In Ukraine and Iran, the IAEA’s Grossi Is Handling Tough Crises Well

In Ukraine and Iran, the IAEA’s Grossi Is Handling Tough Crises Well
Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Rafael Mariano Grossi speaks to the media as he prepares to visit the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant, in Zaporizhzhia, Ukraine, Sept. 1, 2022 (AP photo by Andriy Andriyenko).

The IAEA has found itself in the thick of two global political crises—securing a Ukrainian nuclear power plant and enforcing oversight of Iran’s nuclear program. Its chief, Rafael Grossi, has managed both files with dexterity, but his ongoing success will depend on his ability to avoid alienating any of the parties involved.

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