U.S. Policy toward Iran: The Prospects for Success — and for Failure
Friday, March 30, 2012
9:00 AM - 12:15 PM (Luncheon Included)
Featuring Michael Adler, Woodrow Wilson Center; Jamie Fly, Foreign Policy Initiative; Matthew Kroenig, Georgetown University; Justin Logan, Cato Institute; Nuno Monteiro, Yale University; Alireza Nader, RAND Corporation; Joshua Rovner, U.S. Naval War College; Barbara Slavin, Atlantic Council.
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In the months since the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) issued its November 2011 report, which raised new questions about Iran's nuclear program, the debate in Washington, D.C., over Iran has grown hotter. Policymakers, politicians, scholars, and pundits are now offering wildly divergent predictions and prescriptions.
While these open debates are an improvement over the Beltway groupthink that accompanied the run-up to the Iraq War, many questions remain about the Obama administration's policy. This conference examines the two central questions surrounding U.S. policy toward Iran: Can diplomacy work? What are the options if diplomacy fails?
Please join us for a vigorous discussion of these critical issues.
|9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.|| Panel 1: Can Diplomacy Work?
|10:30 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.||Break|
|10:45 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.|| Panel 2: The Options if Diplomacy Fails
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