2:30 pm EST - 4:00 pm EST

Past Event

Afghanistan, Iraq and Iran: An Update

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

2:30 pm - 4:00 pm EST

The Brookings Institution
Falk Auditorium

1775 Massachusetts Ave., NW
Washington, DC

With Afghanistan’s rapidly spreading insurgency and Iraqi efforts to wind down the U.S. mission in that country, the incoming administration will inherit two complicated foreign policy priorities from the first day in office. Iran’s continuing nuclear aspirations and regional agenda further complicate an already challenging foreign policy landscape that continues to evolve day by day.

On December 16, Brookings hosted foreign policy experts Suzanne Maloney, Michael O’Hanlon and Kenneth Pollack for a discussion on the state of Iraq and Afghanistan, as well as Iran’s nuclear and regional ambitions. Senior Fellow Michael O’Hanlon recently returned from a research trip to Afghanistan. Senior Fellow Kenneth Pollack recently completed a fact finding trip to Iraq. Saban Center Senior Fellow Suzanne Maloney, an expert on Iran and the Persian Gulf, focused her comments on U.S. policy toward Iran.

After the program, panelists took audience questions.