Campaign 2012: The Challenge of Containing Iran
Iran remains a central foreign policy challenge for the United States as tension mounts over its growing nuclear program. The country’s support for destabilizing forces throughout the Middle East, unpredictable domestic politics and hostility toward Israel pose a great threat to regional and international security. Although an international coalition has deployed an array of economic sanctions, dealing with Iran will remain a key challenge for the United States.
On April 10, the Campaign 2012 project at Brookings held a discussion on Iran, the fourth in a series of forums that identify and address the 12 most critical issues facing the next president. Josh Gerstein of POLITICO moderated a panel discussion with Brookings experts Suzanne Maloney, Shibley Telhami and Michael Doran, who presented recommendations to the next president.
After the program, panelists took questions from the audience.
Download papers from the event:
- Keeping Iran in Check: The Next President Must Focus on Achievable Goals, by Suzanne Maloney
- The Israeli and Arab Dimensions of Iran’s Nuclear Program, by Shibley Telhami
- The Ghost of Iran’s Future, by Michael Doran