About the simulation
During his presidential campaign, Joe Biden promised to return the United States to the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) “If Iran returns to strict compliance with the nuclear deal,” and reverse former President Donald Trump’s withdrawal from the JCPOA in May 2018.
Since entering the White House, the Biden Administration has declared its intent to renew talks with Iran, stating that the US “would accept an invitation from the European Union High Representative to attend a meeting of the P5+1 and Iran to discuss a diplomatic way forward on Iran’s nuclear program.”
While Iran’s official position has been that the country refuses to enter any renewed talks with the US as long as the American-imposed sanctions on the country remain in place, recent reports indicate a possible breakthrough in negotiations between the US and Iran.
Renewed talks between the two countries could break the stalemate over Iranian compliance with the agreement and US sanctions against Tehran. Any such negotiations could potentially impact not only the US and Iran but also regional actors such as the Gulf States and Israel.
To assess how new negotiations over the nuclear issue will impact the US, Iran, the Gulf States, and Israel, Wikistrat will run an interactive online simulation on April 19-26. A crowd of regional and international experts will be asked to explore and assess the potential regional and global impact of the nuclear deal talks between Iran and the US.
To explore potential implications of a new nuclear deal or the failure of achieving an agreement on the stability of the Middle East.
To assess the probability and impact of these scenarios on different regional and global players.
To explore how different nuclear deal scenarios will impact the balance of powers in the Middle East, and to explore the resulting dynamics between the different regional actors.
The simulation will run online on April 19-26, for a period of seven days. During this period, participation is highly flexible. You will be able to participate from anywhere, at any time, for as long as you want.