The Iranian Crisis: Is War Inevitable?

Iranian Crisis: Is War Inevitable?

Event Series: 
Monday, March 19, 2012 - 11:00pm to Tuesday, March 20, 2012 - 1:00am (ended)

Banatao Auditorium, Sutardja Dai Hall 

Avner Cohen, Karim Sadjadpour, and Shibley Telhami
As the U.S. and Israel reach a dangerous turning point in their relations with Iran, a panel of distinguished analysts will focus on these issues:
 Can Iran be stopped in its drive to produce nuclear weapons?
  If Iran succeeds, what will be the consequences for regional stability?  
 In what ways do domestic politics and regional dynamics drive the principal actors—the U.S., Iran, and Israel—in their choice of war or diplomacy?  
 How has the Arab Spring changed the dynamics of regional politics and the outlook for proliferation? 
 How will the American Presidential elections affect the crisis? 

Avner Cohen is a Senior Fellow at the Center for Non-Proliferation Studies at the Monterey Institute of International Studies  and a Professor in the Graduate School of International Policy and Management.  He is widely known for his path-breaking history of the Israeli nuclear program, is an internationally recognized author and expert on nonproliferation issues, focusing on the Middle East. His most recent publication is The Worst-Kept Secret: Israel’s Bargain with the Bomb.