Case Western Reserve Journal of International Law
Iran, Obama, nuclear agreement, sanctions
Iran, the United States, and several world super-powers signed a historic nuclear agreement over the summer of 2015. The Agreement is a comprehensive plan of action, with an unprecedented level of minutia and detail regarding Iran’s commitment to curb its nuclear program in exchange for the lifting of United Nations-imposed sanctions against Iran. This Agreement, if it is successfully implemented, may represent President Obama’s most significant foreign policy achievement and may become the most important element of President Obama's legacy.
This article examines the Iran Nuclear Agreement by focusing on the events that led to the imposition of sanctions against Iran and to the ultimate negotiation of this Agreement, the structure of the Agreement, and the most significant advantages and disadvantages of this somewhat risky deal. This Article concludes that the Iran Nuclear Agreement could become one of President Obama's biggest foreign policy accomplishments in the Middle East.
Sterio, Milena, "President Obama's Legacy: The Iran Nuclear Agreement?" (2016). Law Faculty Articles and Essays. 863.