The 2015 nuclear deal with Iran, brokered between a concert of great powers and Tehran ushered in a period of guarded optimism in the United States and elsewhere about the future of nuclear proliferation in the Middle East. Dr. Jim Walsh played a prominent role in public discussion and deliberation about the deal. He commented on its strengths and weaknesses in testimony before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee and translated the intricacies of the deal to broader audiences in frequent media appearances.
Dr. Walsh's work on proliferation in Iran and the Middle East more broadly continues. Many States in the region remain acutely sensitive to the possibility of further proliferation. Some observers wonder whether the Iran deal can endure. Either way, policy and public demand for scholarship on proliferation in the Middle East shows no sign of slacking. Dr. Walsh and others at SSP will meet this demand.
Jim Walsh, "50 Years After Filpatrick: Reflections on Nuclear Age," Reassessing the Global Nuclear Order--Past, Present, and Future. H-Diplo [forthcoming]
Jim Walsh, "Rivals, Adversaries, and Partners: Iran and Iraq in the Middle East," Iran and Its Neighbors (London: Palgrave Macmillan) [forthcoming]
Jim Walsh, "Evaluating Key Components of a JOint Comprehensive Plan of Action with Iran," Oral testimony for the hearing before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. United States Senate. June 25, 2015. Washington, DC: US Congress. 2015
Jim Walsh, "Evaluating Key Components of a Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action with Iran," Written statement for the hearing before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. United States Senate. June 25, 2015. Washington, DC: US Congress. 2015