Featuring Dan Ikenson, Director, Herbert A. Stiefel Center for Trade Policy Studies, Cato Institute; Simon Lester, Policy Analyst, Herbert A. Stiefel Center for Trade Policy Studies, Cato Institute; Daniel Pearson, Senior Fellow, Herbert A. Stiefel Center for Trade Policy Studies, Cato Institute; and Bill Watson, Policy Analyst, Herbert A. Stiefel Center for Trade Policy Studies, Cato Institute.
The 2008-2009 financial crisis and Great Recession have vastly increased the power and scope of the Federal Reserve, and radically changed the financial landscape. This new ebook examines those changes and considers how the links between money, markets, and government may evolve in the future.
Panel 1: The Policy Options We Face Today
Featured speakers: Trita Parsi, National Iranian-American Council; Sanam Vakil, Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies; Flynt Leverett, New America Foundation; Ted Galen Carpenter, Cato Institute.
Panel 2: What If Our Policy Fails?
Featured speakers: Lt. Gen. Thomas McInerney, USAF (Ret.), Iran Policy Committee; Lawrence Korb, Center for American Progress; Michael Eisenstadt, Washington Institute for Near East Policy; Justin Logan, Cato Institute.
Although North Korea and the ongoing Iraq operations will likely remain significant foreign policy challenges for years to come, the issue with potentially the gravest consequences for American national security is Iran’s nuclear program. Our first panel examines the most widely discussed options available to the United States today: either diplomacy or attempting to undermine the Iranian regime. Which policy holds the best prospect of advancing American interests? Our second panel will look at the options facing the United States in the event that any proactive policy should fail: either preventive war or deterrence. Which of those undesirable policies would yield the “least bad” result for the United States? Please join us for a wide-ranging discussion of these urgent questions.
The Cato Institute gratefully acknowledges the support of the Ploughshares Fund in making this event possible.