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U.S Policy Toward Iran: Strategic Options

KEYWORDS: ERIC EDELMAN, IRAN, JAKE SULLIVAN, JOINT COMPREHENSIVE PLAN OF ACTION, LIVE NOW, TASK FORCE ON MANAGING DISORDER IN THE MIDDLE EAST

WHEN: Monday, May 14, 2018 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. ET

WHERE: Bipartisan Policy Center, 1225 Eye St NW,, Suite 1000, Washington, DC, 20005

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The president’s decision on the future of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) has dominated the discussion in Washington. But recent events also reinforce the need for an American strategy for the broader challenge posed by Iran. Returning some measure of stability to the increasingly fractured Middle East—a vital and enduring U.S. national security interest—requires confronting the spread of Iranian influence.

On May 14 BPC held a discussion on Iran’s influence in Syria and Iraq, and released a report from the Task Force on Managing Disorder in the Middle East on U.S. Policy Toward Iran: Strategic Options


Fireside chat with:

Amb. Eric Edelman
Former U.S. Ambassador to Turkey
Co-Chair, Task Force on Managing Disorder in the Middle East, BPC

Jake Sullivan
Former Director of Policy Planning, U.S. State Department Former National Security Advisor to the Vice President
Co-Chair, Task Force on Managing Disorder in the Middle East, BPC

Panel discussion with:

Amb. James Jeffrey
Former U.S. Ambassador to Turkey and Iraq
Member, Task Force on Managing Disorder in the Middle East, BPC

Mary Beth Long
Former Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Affairs
Member, Task Force on Managing Disorder in the Middle East, BPC
@longdefense

Denise Natali
Director, Center for Strategic Research at the Institute for National Strategic Studies
Member, Task Force on Managing Disorder in the Middle East, BPC
@dnatalidc

Blaise Misztal
Director of National Security, BPC
@blaisemisztal

Moderated by:

Arshad Mohammed
Diplomatic Correspondent, Reuters
@arshadreuters