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Virtual Report Launch: Reengaging Iran: A New Strategy for the United States

Aug 4, 2020
10:30am to 12:00pm


On August 4, 2020, the Center for a New American Security (CNAS) Middle East Security team hosted a virtual event for a new report entitled Reengaging Iran by Ilan Goldenberg, Elisa Catalano Ewers, and Kaleigh Thomas.

The event began with a short presentation from the authors and a fireside chat, featuring:

  • Jake Sullivan, Non-resident Senior Fellow at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace and former National Security Advisor to the Vice President

The event also included an interactive roundtable discussion on potential options for a new U.S. administration or second-term Trump administration to engage Iran in 2021. Throughout the session, the audience participated with questions for the experts, featuring:

  • Kelsey Davenport, Director for Nonproliferation Policy, Arms Control Association
  • Mark Dubowitz, Chief Executive, Foundation for Defense of Democracies
  • Elisa Catalano Ewers, Adjunct Senior Fellow, Middle East Security Program, Center for a New American Security
  • Kirsten Fontenrose, Director, Scowcroft Middle East Security Initiative, Atlantic Council
  • Ellie Geranmayeh, Deputy Director, Middle East and North Africa Programme, European Council on Foreign Relations
  • Ilan Goldenberg, Senior Fellow and Director of the Middle East Security Program, Center for a New American Security
  • Elizabeth Rosenberg, Senior Fellow and Director, Energy, Economics, and Security Program, Center for a New American Security
  • Michael Singh, Lane-Swig Senior Fellow and Managing Director, The Washington Institute for Near East Policy
  • Dana Stroul, Senior Fellow, Beth and David Geduld Program on Arab Politics, The Washington Institute for Near East Policy
  • Ariane Tabatabai, Middle East Fellow, The Alliance for Securing Democracy, German Marshall Fund

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Middle East Security

Reengaging Iran

The international community may find Iran ready to consider a return to negotiations in 2021—regardless of the results in November....

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