Coping with Iran: Confrontation, Containment, or Engagement
RAND CORP ARLINGTON VA NATIONAL SECURITY RESEARCH DIV
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On March 21, 2007, the RAND Corporation held a public conference on Capitol Hill titled, Coping with Iran Confrontation, Containment, or Engagement The director of the RAND International Security and Defense Policy Center, Ambassador James Dobbins, hosted the event. The conference featured high-level experts and was attended by more than 300 guests, including former ambassadors, members of Congress and seniors staffers, senior journalists, Pentagon officials, and numerous well-known Middle East analysts. Two high-level officials, Ambassador R. Nicholas Burns, Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs, and Ambassador Mohammed Javad Serif, Iranian Ambassador to the United Nations via videoconferences, also shared their national perspectives with the audience In one-hour session each. The conference sought to facilitate an Informed discussions of the benefit and drawbacks of various policy options for addressing the Iranian challenge. This report provides a summary account of remarks presented during the conference this report is not a direct transcript of the conference. The views expressed in this document are those of the participant, as Interpreted by the RAND Corporation. This conference was hosted by the International Security and Defense Policy Center of the RAND National Security Research Division NSRD . NSRD conducts research and analysis for the Office of the Secretary of Defense, the Joint Staff, the Unified Combatant Commands, the defense agencies, the Department of the Navy, the Marine Corps, the U.S. Coast guard, the U.S. Intelligence Community, allied foreign governments, and foundations.
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