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Season 2006 Episode 0724

Global Perspectives on Iran

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Global Perspectives on Iran
Global Perspectives on Iran moderated by Martin S. Indyk and featuring panelists Kenneth M. Pollack, Philip H. Gordon, Carlos Pascual, and Jeffrey A. Bader. Foreign policy analysts talked about Iran's involvement with Hezbollah, influence in the Middle East and Persian Gulf, as well as its stated nuclear ambitions. They also talked about Europe's interests and involvement in the region, attempts to reach a diplomatic settlement of conflict between Israel and Hezbollah forces, and long-term international goals for the region. Following their remarks they answered questions from the audience.Ambassador Indyk served two tours in Israel, the first during the Rabin years (1995-97), and the second (2000-June 2001) during efforts to achieve a comprehensive peace and stem the violence of the intifadah. During these periods, he helped to strengthen U.S-Israeli relations, reinforce the U.S. commitment to advance the peace process, and substantially increase the level of mutually beneficial trade and investment.moreless

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