IranPolitik co-founder and managing editor Farzan Sabet has published a new article in Princeton University and the Association of Professional Schools of International Affairs’ (APSIA) Journal of Public and International Affairs (JPIA):
“American President Barack Obama currently has an unprecedented opportunity to resolve the Iranian nuclear crisis. In the ﬁrst year of his second term, he has substantial political capital at home and a strong coalition of countries supporting his sanctions strategy and nuclear negotiations abroad. Just as importantly, devastating economic sanctions since 2012 may have increased the willingness of the Islamic Republic of Iran to compromise on its nuclear program. This policy paper argues that President Obama should capitalize on this historic window of opportunity by acknowledging Iran’s right to a peaceful nuclear program and offering a roadmap for lifting sanctions in exchange for deep concessions by Iran on its nuclear program. The United States has not yet placed substantive sanctions relief on the table, and this may be the key to breaking the deadlock in P5+1-Iran nuclear negotiations. However, the current strong U.S. negotiating position will erode over time and thus President Obama must take decisive action to resolve the Iranian nuclear crisis.”
To read the rest of this article and the 2013 edition of JPIA visit their website.