Is the JCPOA DOA? On this episode of Fast Thinking, Barbara Slavin and Matthew Kroenig share their thoughts on whether the Biden administration will try to revive the controversial 2015 nuclear deal with Iran. But will Tehran even play ball? Barbara and Matt agree that there is a future for the deal, and with continued backing from the E3 (the UK, France, and Germany) they believe that Iran will return to the deal but not renegotiate its terms. Barbara adds that the deal can serve as a stepping stone for the US and Iran to discuss other issues—missile proliferation and support for non-state actors in the region, for example. Matt adds his thoughts on what this new reality will mean for America’s allies in the region, including Israel and Saudi Arabia.

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