Please join the Atlantic Council's Brent Scowcroft Center on International Security and the South Asia Center, on Monday, January 27th from 3:30 p.m. to 5::00 p.m. at the Council’s headquarters for a roundtable discussion launching the RUSI Whitehall Report “Regional Perspectives on Nuclear Diplomacy with Iran”
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Professor Malcolm Chalmers and Shashank Joshi of RUSI will present the report’s findings. Based on extensive interviews with policy elites in the Middle East, they will assess regional perspectives towards ongoing nuclear diplomacy with Iran, and potential responses to the breakdown of negotiations and subsequent Iranian nuclearization. The November 2013 interim agreement signed in Geneva between the EU/E3+3 and Iran was significant, but it is not a guarantee against Iranian acquisition of nuclear weapons and there remains a real possibility that the process could break down. Some states, Saudi Arabia and Israel in particular, are concerned that the agreement is a sign of US weakness. Others, by contrast, see the agreement as a welcome step, opening the way towards a comprehensive deal that could increase constraints on a future Iranian government while reducing the chances of a wider conflict. Malcolm Chalmers and Shashank Joshi will present overviews of perspectives on the negations in Saudi Arabia and in the smaller Gulf states, in Egypt, Jordan, Turkey and Israel.

Barbara Slavin of the Atlantic Council’s South Asia Center will act as a discussant and the session will be moderated by the Director of the Scowcroft Center Barry Pavel.


Please use the West Towers when you arrive.

If you have any questions, please contact Alex Ward.