After the deal: 5 big issues to watch in Iran
by J. Matthew Mc Innis
A nuclear deal with Iran is done, but the implementation will likely be messier than the negotiations. The US intelligence community faces unreasonable expectations, and America's military partners may struggle to preserve stability in the region if Iran uses sanctions relief to expand its support for terrorism. Congress must now play a crucial role in helping to enforce the deal and in preparing real penalties for future violations.
1. Implementation of the deal will likely be messier than the negotiations
2. Iran is playing the long game on its nuclear program
3. The U.S. intelligence community is facing unreasonable expectations
4. The deal could threaten the ability for the U.S. military’s ability to operate in the Middle East
5. Expecting a better Iran after a deal is a probably naïve at best