Thursday, October 1, 2020
11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. U.S. Eastern Time
via Zoom webinar
The Trump administration’s unilateral withdrawal from the 2015 Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action has led Iran to retaliate by exceeding key nuclear limits set by the deal. The U.S. strategy has hobbled but not unraveled the agreement and increased tensions with Iran and the international community. Unless Washington and Teheran return to compliance, however, the deal could collapse entirely creating a serious new nuclear crisis in the region.
In this edition of the “Critical NPT Issues” webinar series sponsored by the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom and the Arms Control Association, our panelists will review the benefits of the JCPOA, the current status of noncompliance, pathways to repair the situation, and the potential effects on the global nonproliferation system and the upcoming 10th Review Conference of Treaty on the Nonproliferation of Nuclear Weapons.
Kelsey Davenport, Director for Nonproliferation Policy, Arms Control Association;
Ellie Gerenmyah, Deputy Director of the Middle East and North Africa Program and Senior Policy Fellow, European Council on Foreign Relations; and
Emad Kiyaei, Director, Middle East Treaty Organization (METO)
A question and answer session will follow the speakers’ presentations.
Future webinars in the Critical NPT Issues series will address steps to fulfill Article VI of the NPT, including the uncertain future of the U.S.-Russian New Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty.