This discussion takes place in the context of recent military exercises by the Iranian and US navies in the Persian Gulf and tensions as sanctions are ratcheted up against Iran. The briefing features Michael Eisenstadt and Bruce Riedel with moderation by Barbara Slavin. Recorded on January 17, 2012. http://www.acus.org/event/us-israel-and-iran-looming-military-confrontation
April 16, 2012 Nuclear negotiations between Iran and the P5+1 group are scheduled for April 13 and 14 in Istanbul. Is it possible for the United States to successfully engage Iran, or are negotiations with Tehran an exercise in futility?
February 27, 2012 The new U.S. sanctions on Iran have led to heightened tension and escalating rhetoric between Iran and the West. Recently, the IAEA reported that Iran has begun enriching uranium at its underground facility at Fardow, near Qom. In addition to these recent developments it is likely negotiations with Iran (within the P5+1 framework) will take place sometime during the next few months to discuss Iran’s nuclear program. This discussion will outline the view from Israel regarding recent events, and attempt to explore a range of possibilities for the Wests diplomatic strategy during the next six to ten months based on recent Track II discussions.