Will Anything Stop a Nuclear Iran?

Monday, June 13, 2011 - 5:00pm - 7:00pm
World Affairs Council of Philadelphia One South Broad Street, Ste 2M
Philadelphia , PA 19107
United States

The recent report from the United States Institute for Peace's Stimson Center claims that, despite signs that trade and financial sanctions are slowing Iran's nuclear program and squeezing its economy, sanctions alone will not alter Iran's calculations.

After reviewing Iranian politics and foreign relations, the dynamics of energy in the Middle East, and U.S. policy options, a distinguished group of more than 50 scholars and policy analysts, holding a wide range of analytical views and political orientations, conclude that the U.S. should rebalance its approach to Iran, leveraging the gains achieved from sanctions by indicating a willingness to engage Iran diplomatically on a wide range of issues. The study group's report is a broad prescription for rebalancing U.S. policy in a way that could increase the odds of success.

Join Barry Blechman, co-author of the Stimson Center's Iran Study Group Report and Edward Turzanski, Senior Fellow at Foreign Policy Research Institute and National security analyst, La Salle University, as they discuss this important report.

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