Netanyahu's presentation seemed designed to scuttle the Iran deal, but instead it demonstrated why the JCPOA is important in the near term and how it can be improved in the future.
Robert Einhorn is a senior fellow in the Arms Control and Non-Proliferation Initiative and the Center for 21st Century Security and Intelligence, both housed within the Foreign Policy program at Brookings. During his career at the U.S. Department of State, Einhorn served as assistant secretary for nonproliferation during the Clinton administration, and as the secretary of state’s special advisor for nonproliferation and arms control during the Obama administration. At Brookings, Einhorn concentrates on arms control, nonproliferation, and regional security issues (including Iran, the greater Middle East, South Asia, and Northeast Asia) and U.S. nuclear weapons policies.
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A year after the Iran nuclear agreement, Brookings' Robert Einhorn argues that, although challenges remain, the deal has so far delivered on its principle goal: blocking Iran's path to nuclear weapons for an extended period of time.