Whitaker Institute member Professor Ray Murphy, of the Conflict, Humanitarianism and Security cluster, has written a new article for RTÉ Brainstorm. The piece looks at Ireland’s role in resurrecting the Iran nuclear deal on the UN Security Council.
Can Ireland help to get the Iran nuclear deal back on track?
Can Ireland provide leadership on the UN Security Council to reboot Iran’s JCPOA nuclear accord?
Analysis: Ireland is well placed on the UN Security Council to play the role of honest broker over this most contentious issue
Ireland is committed to playing the role of facilitator in a bid to resurrect the Iran nuclear deal, something the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade, Simon Coveney, described as arguably the most politically contentious issue on the UN Security Council. According to the minister, this role will not be easy but nonetheless is an issue that Ireland can provide leadership on.
The ambitious aspiration comes in the aftermath of US president Donald Trump’s wrecking ball diplomacy which has left a toxic legacy that will be difficult to overcome. Although president-elect Joe Biden’s victory has increased the prospects of resolving the impasse, the goal is still not without its challenge. Continue reading…