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Feb 17

Iran's Nuclear Defiance: International Dimensions

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Thirty one years after Iran’s 1979 revolution, the Islamist dictatorship in Tehran has been shaken by a determined opposition movement, but continues to pose substantial challenges to regional stability, the global nonproliferation regime and U.S. foreign policy. The Obama Administration has responded with a dual track policy of engagement and international sanctions that appears to be making little progress on either track. How should U.S. Iran policy be modified to best advance U.S. interests in the Middle East? How much cooperation can Washington expect from Russia, China and European countries in ratcheting up international pressure on Tehran to halt its nuclear weapons efforts, end its support of terrorism, and respect the human rights of the Iranian people?

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Featuring Keynote Remarks by:
Robert Kagan
Director of the Foreign Policy Initiative and Senior Associate,
Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

Followed by a Discussion with:
Reuel Marc Gerecht
Senior Fellow,
Foundation for Defense of Democracies

Ariel Cohen
Senior Research Fellow,
The Heritage Foundation

Dean Cheng
Research Fellow,
Asian Studies Center,
The Heritage Foundation

Hosted By

James Phillips James Phillips

Senior Research Fellow for Middle Eastern Affairs Read More