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Obama & Iran: Between War, Sanctions and Diplomacy

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Only twelve minutes into his presidency, Barack Obama reached out to the Muslim world and Iran, offering America’s hand of friendship if Iran would in turn unclench its fist. Yet three years later, we are closer to war than we were in the last years of the Bush administration, with Defense Secretary Leon Panetta telling the Washington Post there is a “strong likelihood” of an Israeli strike this spring. How did we get here? Join us for a luncheon talk with Trita Parsi, one of our foremost experts on US-Iranian relations, Iranian foreign politics, and the geopolitics of the Middle East.

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Headline and Cultural Forums
Tue, 09/11/2012

Obama & Iran-Between War, Sanctions and Diplomacy

Only twelve minutes into his presidency, Barack Obama reached out to the Muslim world and Iran, offering America’s hand of friendship if Iran would in turn unclench its fist. Yet three years later, we are closer to war than we were in the last years of the Bush administration. How did we get here? Watch Video ››



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