At a time of growing uncertainty in the Middle East, scholars are divided as to how a nuclear agreement with Iran will affect stability in the region. Will a nuclear deal compel Iran to improve relations with its neighbors, or will it allow the Iranian regime to devote more resources to its militant regional proxies, further enflaming conflicts in Syria, Iraq, Yemen, and beyond? What is at stake for key American allies in the region, including Israel? What are the near and long-term implications of a deal, and how will it likely be judged by history? A panel of security scholars and Middle East experts ponder these relevant questions.
This discussion took place at the 2015 Aspen Ideas Festival.