South Asia Center Nonresident Senior Fellow Barbara Slavin writes for Voice of America on the potential for improved US relations with Iran following the nuclear deal:
Combing through the fine print of 159 pages, it is easy to see the landmark nuclear agreement reached early Tuesday between Iran and the international community as transactional, not transformational.
In return for relief from crushing economic sanctions, Iran has pledged to restrict the most worrisome aspects of its nuclear program for at least a decade, and for some parts, indefinitely.
But the depth of both opposition and support for the deal suggests far more is at stake. This is one of those moments that my boss at the Atlantic Council, Fred Kempe, likes to call an “inflection point” – when the hinge of history shifts to something new.