“I use ‘disruptive’ in both its good and bad connotations. Disruptive scientific and technological progress is not to me inherently good or inherently evil. But its arc is for us to shape. Technology’s progress is furthermore in my judgment unstoppable. But it is quite incorrect that it unfolds inexorably according to its own internal logic and the laws of nature.”
The recent nuclear agreement reached by Iran and the P5+1 in Vienna, or the “Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action” (JCPOA), is a historic agreement consequential not only for international security and nuclear proliferation but for Iran and the broader Middle East as a whole. What will the regional responses be to the new post-deal landscape? How will the agreement shape conflict and cooperation in the future Middle East? This panel will explore these questions and others relating to the implications of the JCPOA on regional politics. Speakers will include Robert M. Danin, MEI Senior Fellow and Senior Fellow, Middle East Studies, Council on Foreign Relations; Gonul Tol, Founding Director, Center for Turkish Studies, Middle East Institute, Washington, D.C.; and Nasser Hadian, Professor of Political Science, University of Tehran.
Moderated by Payam Mohseni, Inaugural Director, the Iran Project, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, HKS.
Co-sponsored by the Iran Project and the Project on Managing the Atom at the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs.
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