Truce: Iran, the U.S. and the Middle East After the Nuclear Deal

Iranians celebrate the announcement that Iran and six world powers have reached a preliminary nuclear agreement, Tehran, Iran, April 2, 2015 (AP photo by Ebrahim Noroozi).
Iranians celebrate the announcement that Iran and six world powers have reached a preliminary nuclear agreement, Tehran, Iran, April 2, 2015 (AP photo by Ebrahim Noroozi).

The recent framework agreement between Iran and the P5+1—the United States, the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Russia and China—removed a major hurdle toward resolving the standoff over Tehran’s nuclear program. Though a final deal between Iran and the West before the self-imposed June 30 deadline is far from guaranteed, it cannot be excluded and now seems more reachable than ever before. But would such an agreement also bring about a broader rapprochement between the U.S. and Iran? And what changes to Iran’s regional policy can be expected if a nuclear deal is reached and sanctions on the Islamic Republic are […]

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