The Iran Nuclear Deal - A lecture with Sipris Deputy director
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About the Event
The conclusion of the so called "Iran Nuclear Deal" (JCPOA) in 2015 was hailed as a major achievement. It placed significant restrictions on Iran's nuclear program in exchange for sanctions relief. Since then, the United States has withdrawn from the deal, and Iran responded by gradually stepping away from its obligations. With Joe Biden taking office as President of the United States, a new window for a return to the JCPOA has opened, with implications also for regional security in the Middle East and beyond.
Will focus on both Iran and the United States, the main players at the current state of play, which have expressed readiness to return to the deal, but finding a path to resumed compliance has proven elusive. A lot is at stake. What would be the potential gains of a return to the JCPOA, and what are the obstacles?
Joakim Vaverka is the Deputy Director of SIPRI. Before joining SIPRI in September 2020, he was Head of Political Affairs at the Permanent Mission of Sweden to the United Nations in New York. Prior to this position, he was Head of the Global Division of the Security Policy Department at the Swedish Ministry for Foreign Affairs. Joakim Vaverka held various positions in the Swedish Foreign Service, including at the Embassy of Sweden in Cairo, Egypt, the Permanent Mission of Sweden to the United Nations, and the Disarmament and Non-Proliferation Division of the Global Security Department of the Ministry for Foreign Affairs. Vaverka has also worked at the Department for International and Security Affairs in the Swedish Ministry of Defence. _______________________________________________________________
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This lecture will be held:
Date: 21st of April Time: 6 pm to 7 pm Swedish time. Location: Zoom