Iran: Strategic patience put to the test

Country Views
US Iran

The assassination of Fakhrizadeh -- blamed by Tehran on Israel -- is a setback for Iran's nuclear programme, but it will certainly not stop it. With less than two months left of President Trump's term, this week we discuss what Fakhrizadeh's death means for Iran's return to the negotiating table, highlighting: 

  • The impact of Trump's ongoing maximum pressure strategy on the next administration, which will struggle to undo his foreign policy decisions. 
  • What a potential Iranian response would look like. 
  • The role European leaders will play in the return of the nuclear deal.


Florence Eid-Oakden, Ph.D, Chief Economist

Leila Lajevardi, Ghalia Al Bajali, Analyst

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