GRF International Task Force on the Future of the Nuclear Deal with Iran
In 2016, the Global Relations Forum (GRF) launched an international Task Force to focus on maintaining the momentum of and constructively steering the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) on Iran’s nuclear program, which presents an unprecedented opportunity to engage Iran and has the potential to affect the broader Middle East and international security. With its high-level international membership, the Task Force set out to identify strategies and possibly new institutional structures that can preempt the build-up of corrosive pressures on the JCPOA both within and from outside the region, while gradually steering the agreement towards broader constructive use.
Co-chaired by Dr. Steven Miller, Director of the International Security Program at Harvard University’s Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs and Chair of the Pugwash Executive Committee; Ambassador Rakesh Sood, Former Special Envoy of the Prime Minister for Disarmament and Non-Proliferation Issues; and Memduh Karakullukçu, GRF Vice-Chairman and President, the Task Force brought together 14 members including GRF members as well as experts on nuclear disarmament from China, France, India, Iran, Israel, Russia, the UK and the US. Please click for the list of Task Force members.
The Task Force set out to hold two meetings in Istanbul to discuss the strategies for preserving the deal and building on its momentum to contribute to security and stability in the region.
The first meeting of the Task Force was held on October 13-14, 2016. Please click for the agenda, summary and report of the meeting.
The second and final meeting was held on March 4-5, 2017. Please click for the meeting agenda and summary.
The analyses and recommendations of the Task Force will be consolidated into a consensus report, which will be published later in 2017.