THE MUTUAL DISTRUST AND THE PROSPECTS FOR RESTORATION OF IRAN NUCLEAR DEAL

Authors

  • Syed Qandil Abbas Quaid-i-Azam University
  • Syed Fraz H. Naqvi National Defence University

Keywords:

Iran, Distrust, Game Theory, Israel, NPT, US, JCPOA

Abstract

Despite the historic distrust between Iran and United States, signing of a landmark nuclear deal emerged as a hope for regional and international stability. This deal is supported by global powers and covered by UN Security Council Resolution but the unilateral withdrawal of Trump administration and Iran’s partial withdrawal raised serious concerns for all stakeholders. However, Joe Biden’s election as the US president brings hope that the deal will be revived. The victory of Iranian hardliners in the Parliamentary Elections of 2020 and the success of a conservative president in 2021, presents a gloomy scenario. The paper addresses the factors responsible for mutual distrust between the two nations and how, Tehran and Washington managed to overcome it for reaching a nuclear deal? The paper looks into the future of Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action. It highlights the attempts made to halt the Iranian nuclear program and emphasizes the significance of an Iranian Nuclear Deal. The options for Iran in the nuclear context are also under discussion in the wake of a recent rapprochement between Israel and Arab States.

Author Biographies

Syed Qandil Abbas, Quaid-i-Azam University

Assistant Prof. School of Politics and International Relations, Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad.

Syed Fraz H. Naqvi, National Defence University

M.Phil Scholar at National Defence University, Islamabad.

THE MUTUAL DISTRUST AND THE PROSPECTS FOR RESTORATION OF IRAN NUCLEAR DEAL

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Published

2021-08-30

How to Cite

Qandil Abbas, Syed, and Syed Fraz H. Fraz H. Naqvi. 2021. “THE MUTUAL DISTRUST AND THE PROSPECTS FOR RESTORATION OF IRAN NUCLEAR DEAL:”. Journal of Contemporary Studies 10 (1):1-18. https://jcs.ndu.edu.pk/site/article/view/155.