New blog post: Delicate Diplomacy between Iran and the IAEA

The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has now been investigating Iran's disputed nuclear programme for more than a decade, in an attempt to confirm Tehran's assurances that it is entirely peaceful. However, Iran's engagement in this effort has ebbed and flowed with the political tides. Having signed a Framework for Cooperation with the agency last November, many thought that after five years of stasis under President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, Hassan Rouhani's election last August had finally turned the tide back in favour of the agency. But while the agreement has exposed a large swathe of Iran's contentious programme to greater agency scrutiny, the step-by-step framework seems to be faltering on a familiar issue: the possible military dimensions of Iran's nuclear programme. 

Read the new post here.

Last changed: Nov 17 2014 at 6:32 PM