Summary: with the US pivoting to Asia, the actions of regional players may be the key to helping to stabilise the Middle East.
Summary: despite domestic opposition in both Iran and the US, broad self-interest including China’s concerns about nuclear weapons proliferation in the Middle East point towards reinvigoration of the JCPOA — but not quite yet.
Arab Digest editor William Law is joined by Kristian Coates Ulrichsen, a Middle East fellow at Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy. Their conversation revolves around what a Joe Biden presidency would mean for the Middle East. How would President Biden handle the Iran deal, “Peace to Prosperity”, relations with the Saudis, the ongoing wars, Russian influence and human rights abuses?