After the Deal Ends: The Regional Implications of Trump Killing the Iran Deal



Host of UpFront on Al Jazeera


Mehdi Hassan
Host, UpFront on Al Jazeera
Adjunct Professor of Political Science at the University of Hawai’i at Mānoa


Farideh Farhi
Adjunct Professor of Political Science at the University of Hawai’i at Mānoa
President, International Crisis Group; fmr. White House coordinator for Middle East & North Africa


Rob Malley
President, International Crisis Group
Fmr. Editor-in-Chief, Al Jazeera America
Amjad Atallah
Fmr. Editor-in-Chief, Al Jazeera America
Foreign Affairs Correspondent, Politico (Moderator)


Nahal Toosi
Correspondent, Politico (Moderator)

On May 12, President Trump is expected not to renew sanctions waivers that are critical to the continuation of the JCPOA, effectively withdrawing the US from the Iran nuclear deal. Mike Pompeo is President Trump’s nominee for Secretary of State and John Bolton is already serving as National Security Adviser and will likely counsel the President to leave the deal and prioritize military power over diplomacy. This also comes at a time when the wars in Syria and Yemen continue without a clear end in sight, Saudi Arabia and Iran are effectively engaged in a proxy war, and regional conflict involving Israel appears more likely than ever.

Join us on Monday, May 14, 2018 from Noon to 1:15 PM in Rayburn House Office Building Room 2226 for one of the first discussions on President Trump’s decision. Both the US and Israel have conducted strikes in Syria within the last month. Will we see greater conflict between the US and Iran? Is a confrontation between Israel and Hezbollah now more likely? What does this mean for Washington’s alliances with Europe? 

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