Iran has reduced its nuclear program and is back in the global economy, thanks to the lifting of sanctions imposed under the leadership of the United States. The Presidents of both countries have made those and other concessions, but they also face stern opposition from domestic hardliners. High-profile prisoner swaps can't disguise 35 years of hostilities over Middle East politics and international terrorism. With elections pending in both countries, what are the prospects for a troubled relationship?
The US and Iran: Does Diplomacy Have a Future?
- Sanger on the testy months behind the US prisoner swap with Iran
- Arms Control Association on the nonproliferation impact of the Iran Nuclear Deal Implementation Day
- Rogin on how prisoner swap could help Iran arm Syria's Assad
- National Iranian American Council on whether the US will take a backseat to Europe in commercial engagement with Iran
- David Sanger - national security correspondent, New York Times - @SangerNYT
- Daryl Kimball - Arms Control Association - @armscontrolnow
- Josh Rogin - a Washington Post columnist covering foreign policy and national security - @joshrogin
- Trita Parsi - Executive Vice President of the Quincy Institute for Responsible Statecraft - @tparsi