We are nuclear nonproliferation experts Sharon Squassoni and Ariane Tabatabai, taking your questions on the Iran nuclear deal, its implementation over the past year, next milestones, and more!
The Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), also known as the Iran nuclear deal, was signed almost one year ago, on July 14, 2015. We’re here to answer your questions about what’s happened in the past 12 months of the deal and what is to come in the future. We’re also happy to try to clear up any lingering questions about what the text of the deal actually contains, Iran, or nonproliferation more generally!
Here’s a bit about us: Sharon Squassoni: I am a Senior Fellow and Director of the Proliferation Prevention Program at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, in Washington, D.C. Previously, I have worked as a senior specialist in WMD at the Congressional Research Service, as well as in the Nonproliferation Bureau at the State Department and in the Arms Control and Disarmament Agency. My work focuses on all aspects of nonproliferation, but I am particularly interested in the spread of fuel cycle technologies (enrichment, reprocessing). Proof: https://twitter.com/CSIS_PPP/status/751417810388123648 and https://www.csis.org/programs/international-security-program/proliferation-prevention-program
Ariane Tabatabai: I am a Visiting Assistant Professor of Security Studies at the Georgetown University Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service, and a Senior Associate with the Proliferation Prevention Program at CSIS. I write a column on the JCPOA and Iranian nuclear and defense policies for The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists. Before joining Georgetown University, I was a Stanton Nuclear Security Fellow and Associate at the Harvard Kennedy School’s Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs. I am also in Washington, D.C. Proof: https://twitter.com/ArianeTabatabai/status/751426928100466692
We look forward to your questions!
EDIT: We'll be wrapping up for the evening- thank you all for your great questions!