A U.S. Perspective on Iran and the Larger Middle East
March 27, 2019 at Polsinelli (Kansas City, MO)
Iran remains an enigma to many in the West over concerns about their nuclear weapons program, governance issues, and destabilizing behavior in neighboring countries. The U.S. has recently changed course in its Iran policy, withdrawing from the 2015 nuclear deal and implementing new sanctions. Here, Amb. Thomas Pickering explores realities in Iran, the Middle East, and U.S. strategy in the region and discusses the role diplomacy can play at a time of change and escalating tensions.