Iran, Europe, and the United States: Balancing a Difficult Set of Relationships

Fri, 05/26/2017

Goethe-Institut Boston

170 Beacon St.
Boston, MA 02116

Lunch-Talk with Dr. Cornelius Adebahr

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The Iran nuclear deal is not merely a transatlantic success, but a collective effort to defuse a global challenge. The instrumental EU-U.S. policy cooperation that led to the 2015 deal was the exception rather than the rule. More often than not, policymakers in European capitals were at odds with their counterparts in Washington over how to treat the regime in Tehran.
While candidate Trump did not elaborate much on his foreign policy agenda, he said that one of his highest priorities would be to “dismantle the disastrous deal with Iran.” The 2015 agreement that put an end to Tehran deceiving the world about its nuclear program is now in real danger.
Cornelius Adebahr is a nonresident fellow at Carnegie Europe. His research focuses on European foreign policy in a broad sense, from integrating the Western Balkans into Euro-Atlantic structures to the European Union’s role in the negotiations over Iran’s nuclear program to the impact of the economic crisis on Europe’s global role. He is a political consultant whose clients include the Robert Bosch Foundation and the BMW Foundation.  He works with many academic institutions such as the Hertie School of Governance in Berlin. 
Adebahr is a frequent commentator for major German and international print, radio, and television media outlets, including ZDF, Reuters, and the BBC. He received his PhD in Politics from Free University Berlin.

This tour is made possible by a generous ERP grant from the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Energy. In cooperation with the American Council on Germany.