Director of Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik
Chairman and director of Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik, the German Institute for International and Security Affairs.
After 12 years of tedious negotiations, Iran and the "P5+1" countries (China, France, Russia, the United States, and the United Kingdom, plus Germany) have reached a comprehensive agreement that will limit Iran's development of its nuclear capabilities to non-military objectives. In exchange for its cooperation, Iran will eventually be relieved of the punishing sanctions that the United Nations, the European Union, and the US have imposed upon it for years. This is a huge diplomatic success.