WASHINGTON, DC, September 12, 2008 — The Center for a New American Security (CNAS) held a congressional staff briefing on US policy toward Iran by Dr. James N. Miller, Senior Vice President and Director of Studies at CNAS, and Dr. Suzanne Maloney, Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution, on September 12, 2008, from 12:00pm to 1:30pm.
The briefing featured the newly published CNAS report titled, Iran: Assessing U.S. Strategic Options. To better evaluate U.S. military and diplomatic options for dealing with Iran, CNAS commissioned reports from Dr. Ashton Carter, Ambassador Richard Haass, Dr. Suzanne Maloney, Dr. Vali Nasr, and Ambassador Dennis Ross on this very topic and then convened a bipartisan group of retired U.S. military personnel, former diplomats and government officials, and Iran/Middle East specialists to review the reports and generate new ideas for dealing with Iran. Based on these expert discussions and additional analysis, Dr. Kurt Campbell, Dr. James Miller, and Christine Parthemore of CNAS wrote a capstone piece that proposes a new policy toward Iran called game-changing diplomacy. In an effort to continue to engage policymakers in a much-needed national discussion on U.S. policy toward Iran, Dr. James Miller and Dr. Suzanne Maloney discussed the proposed policy of game-changing diplomacy.