The rise to power of Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has boosted expectations that the decade-long standoff over Iran’s nuclear weapons program soon will be resolved through a diplomatic agreement. How realistic are these expectations? What is the meaning of the deadlocked talks at Geneva? What negotiating pitfalls must be avoided to construct the framework of an acceptable agreement? What is the role of international sanctions in pressuring Iran and under what circumstances should Washington consider easing sanctions? Join us as the speakers address these and other questions.
More About the Speakers
Director of Research, The Washington Institute for Near East Policy
Chief Analyst of the Langley Intelligence Group Network
and former Senior Analyst with the CIA, DIA and House Intelligence Committee
Senior Research Fellow for Middle Eastern Affairs, The Heritage Foundation
Steven P. Bucci, Ph.D.
Director, Douglas and Sarah Allison Center for Foreign and National Security Policy