USIP launched “The Iran Primer: Power, Politics and U.S. Policy,” featured Ambassador Dennis Ross, Special Assistant to the President, followed by top experts discussing the internal and external crises facing Iran. "The Iran Primer," a joint product of the U.S. Institute of Peace and the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, brings together 50 seasoned scholars on Iran from some twenty foreign policy think tanks, eight universities, and six U.S. administrations.
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Ambassador Dennis B. Ross, Keynote Speaker
Special Assistant to the President and Senior Director for the Central Region, National Security Staff, The White House
Karim Sadjadpour on politics
Associate, Middle East Program, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
Suzanne Maloney on the economy
Senior Fellow, Saban Center for Middle East Policy, Brookings Institution
Alireza Nader on the Revolutionary Guards
International Policy Analyst, RAND Corporation
David Albright on the nuclear program
President, Institute for Science and International Security
Robin Wright, Moderator
Senior Fellow, U.S. Institute of Peace and Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars
James Dobbins on engagement
Director, International Security and Defense Policy Center, RAND Corporation
Kenneth Pollack on containment
Director, Saban Center for Middle East Policy, Brookings Institution
Patrick Clawson on sanctions
Deputy Director of Research, The Washington Institute of Near East Policy
Dov Zakheim on the military option
Senior Advisor, Center for Strategic and International Studies
Ellen Laipson, Moderator
President and CEO, The Stimson Center
- Read the remarks of Amb. Dennis Ross from the event "The Challenge of Iran"
- Learn more about this event
- Learn more about "The Iran Primer: Power, Politics and U.S. Policy"
- Questions and Answers with Robin Wright, editor
- Listen to the primer's authors on The Diane Rehm Show
- Learn more about USIP's work on Iran