January 12, 2012

On the Brink with Iran?

Wednesday's assassination of another nuclear scientist in Iran comes amid escalating sanctions and a growing push in the U.S. for military strikes against Iran's nuclear facilities. As Iran and the U.S. both head toward elections, Kojo explores the threat a nuclear-armed Iran would pose for the West and asks what the United States should do about it.

Listen to the full conversation here.


Colin Kahl

Professor of Security Studies, School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University; former Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for the Middle East, 2009 to 2011

Trita Parsi

President of the National Iranian American Council; author of the book A Single Roll of the Dice - Obama's Diplomacy with Iran (2012, Yale University Press)

Barbara Slavin

Senior Fellow, The Atlantic Council; author of the book "Bitter Friends, Bosom Enemies: Iran, the U.S. and the Twisted Path to Confrontation.” (2007)

Listen to the full conversation here.