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International Law Colloquium Series: Asli Bali

About the event:

International Law Colloquium Series Presents:

Negotiating Iran’s Nuclear Program:
Law and Policy Issues

12:15-2:15 pm, Room 107
S.J. Quinney College of Law


Asli Bâli
 –Aslı Ü. Bâli is assistant professor of law at the UCLA School of Law, where she teaches in the international law curriculum. She has a law degree from Yale and a PhD in Politics from Princeton. Her expertise includes international human rights, the laws of war, arms control, and comparative law of the Middle East. Recent publications include, “The Perils of Judicial Independence: Constitutional Transition and the Turkish Example,” Virginia Journal of International Law (2012); and “Pax Arabica? Provisional Sovereignty and Intervention in the Arab Uprisings,” California Western International Law Journal (2012) (with Aziz Rana).

Negotiating the Iranian Nuclear Program: Missed Opportunities and the IAEA
This project examines critically the course of nuclear negotiations between the IAEA, Iran and the permanent members of the UN Security Council plus Germany (variously described as the “P5+1” or the “EU3+3”) with a focus on four critical junctures at which a negotiated solution might have been attained but was not. Those missed opportunities for a resolution of the nuclear dilemma arose in 2003, 2005, 2006 and 2009-10. This project studies these episodes to consider two questions: (1) what regime design lessons concerning dispute resolution might be learned from past missed opportunities; and (2) what common elements in Western and Iranian proposals might offer a framework for resolving the Iranian nuclear file and strengthening IAEA mechanisms in future cases. As the second term of the Obama administration begins and Iran heads towards its next presidential elections, analyzing these questions may enable greater success as a new window of opportunity emerges.

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