The US out of the Iran Deal:

a Pandora’s box

  • Alessandro Sangalli  Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam


A Chinese popular aphorism says that it takes a hundred years to build an empire and just one day to tear it down. If this empire was the Joint Comprehensive Plan Of Action (JCPOA), also known as ‘Iran Nuclear Deal’, we would say that it took twelve years of international diplomatic efforts to negotiate it and just twelve minutes of US President Trump’s speech to rip it up. The announcement made by President Trump on May 8, 2018, to withdraw the US from the agreement and reintroduce economic sanction against Iran was expected, as it had been one of the key points of his foreign policy agenda during the electoral campaign. Notwithstanding, the fact that it actually happened left international leaders and commentators stunned and worried about what will come after.


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Biografía del autor/a

Alessandro Sangalli,  Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
BA International Studies and European Institutions, University of Milan, Milan. MSc Political Science: International Relations and Transnational Governance, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Amsterdam


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