Iran: Between War and Diplomacy

Paul Haenle, Michael Singh, Chen Qi March 13, 2012 Beijing
As Iran continues to expand its nuclear activities in defiance of its international obligations, politicians in the United States, Israel, and elsewhere are increasingly weighing a military conflict to head off the possibility of a nuclear-armed Iran.
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For almost a decade, the international community has employed a combination of tactics—diplomacy, sanctions, and even threats of war—to halt Iran’s nuclear activities in accordance with the demands of the UN Security Council.  However, Iran has continued to expand these activities in defiance of its international obligations, and now stands perhaps only one year away from achieving a nuclear weapons capability.

At this roundtable Michael Singh, former Senior Director for Near East and North African Affairs at the White House from 2007-2008, will discuss the options that remain on the table for the international community to prevent nuclear weapon acquisition by Iran with a number of experts on the Iran issue


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