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Iran Nuclear Deal: Implications of the Framework Agreement

Iran’s nuclear programme has been under intense scrutiny from the international community for more than a decade now, as the country continues to play its cards close to its chest and its nuclear intentions remain unclear. Its failure to declare all nuclear facilities and materials in a timely manner has raised suspicion among the major powers and within the non-proliferation community. In this third GP-ORF publication, however, the effort is not to find fault in any of the approaches taken so far; instead, this edited volume consists of nine chapters that deal with various aspects of the Iranian nuclear agreement reached on 2 April 2015.


  • Introduction – Rajeswari Pillai Rajagopalan
  • Assessment of Lausanne Framework Accord with Iran – Sheel Kant Sharma

Regional Responses

  • From Reaction to Action: Framework Agreement and Gulf Responses – Kanchi Gupta
  • From Lausanne to June 30th: Some New Messages from Israel – Emily B. Landau

Major Power Perspectives

  • The United States’ Strategy of Engagement towards Iran – Sylvia Mishra and Uma Purushothaman
  • Iran Nuclear Framework Agreement: A Russian Perspective – Petr Topychkanov
  • The Long Road to Lausanne and the Way Forward for the EU with Iran – Britta Petersen

India and the Framework Agreement

  • Iran Nuclear Framework Agreement: Impact on India’s Energy Calculations – Akhilesh Sati
  • India’s Approach to the Iran Nuclear Framework Agreement – Arka Biswas

Global Non-Proliferation Regime

Impact on the Global Non-Proliferation Architecture – Rakesh Sood

1. Joint Statement by EU High Representative Federica Mogherini and Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif Switzerland
2. Parameters for a Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action Regarding the Islamic Republic of Iran’s Nuclear Program (White House Fact Sheet)
3. Iranian Fact Sheet on the Nuclear Negotiations (English Translation)

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Rajeswari Pillai Rajagopalan

Rajeswari Pillai Rajagopalan

Dr Rajeswari (Raji) Pillai Rajagopalan is the Director of the Centre for Security, Strategy and Technology (CSST) at the Observer Research Foundation, New Delhi.  Dr ...

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Arka Biswas is currently associated with Wells Fargo’s Enterprise Incident Management, wherein he leads intelligence and assessment operations for EIM and coordinates enterprise incident response, involving ...

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