Nov 22

Past Event

Iran and International Pressure: An Assessment of Multilateral Efforts to Impede Iran’s Nuclear Program

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Highlights

  • Human Rights Issues will not Trump U.S.-China Dialogue

    Kenneth Lieberthal: These talks are critical to the U.S.-China relationship, and the matter of Chinese dissident Chen Guangcheng will not trump the range of issues that must be addressed in order for the relationship to move forward.

    Kenneth G. Lieberthal

  • Human Rights Issues will not Trump U.S.-China Dialogue

    Kenneth Lieberthal: These talks are critical to the U.S.-China relationship, and the matter of Chinese dissident Chen Guangcheng will not trump the range of issues that must be addressed in order for the relationship to move forward.

    Kenneth G. Lieberthal

  • Human Rights Issues will not Trump U.S.-China Dialogue

    Kenneth Lieberthal: These talks are critical to the U.S.-China relationship, and the matter of Chinese dissident Chen Guangcheng will not trump the range of issues that must be addressed in order for the relationship to move forward.

    Kenneth G. Lieberthal

  • Human Rights Issues will not Trump U.S.-China Dialogue

    Kenneth Lieberthal: These talks are critical to the U.S.-China relationship, and the matter of Chinese dissident Chen Guangcheng will not trump the range of issues that must be addressed in order for the relationship to move forward.

    Kenneth G. Lieberthal

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Summary

Even as the international community seeks to stem the proliferation of nuclear weapons, Iran continues adding to its stocks of enriched uranium, including the type of enriched uranium needed to arm a nuclear weapon. Given that little prospect exists for resumption of the P5+1 discussions with the Iranian government, the International Atomic Energy Agency’s Board of Governors will tackle the Iran issue when it meets on November 17-18 in Vienna. What is the current state of Iran’s nuclear program, and do the Iranians feel pressure from United Nations Security Council mandates and other sanctions? What are the prospects for holding together the coalition that is now working to halt Iran’s nuclear program?

View archived video of the full event on C-SPAN »

On November 22, the Saban Center for Middle East Policy, the Center on the United States and Europe and the Arms Control Initiative at Brookings hosted a conference to examine the Iranian nuclear program, assess the impact of international sanctions to date and analyze the ability of the international community to sustain unity and pressure on Tehran. The conference concluded with keynote remarks from U.S. National Security Advisor Tom Donilon.

After each panel, participants took audience questions.

Event Agenda

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November 22, 2011

9:00 AM - 2:00 PM EST

The Brookings Institution

Falk Auditorium

1775 Massachusetts Ave., NW

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