Reception begins: 5:00 pm EST
Debate begins: 5:30 pm EST
Please join us for our first 2014 Debate and Decision Series event in Washington, DC
at our NEW location:
Jack Morton Auditorium at George Washington University
805 21st St. NW, Washington, DC 20052
The interim nuclear agreement with Iran has been hailed by proponents as a major step forward: delaying Iran's progress toward a nuclear weapon capacity, and giving time for further negotiations aimed at ratcheting back the program. These advocates see a new kind of leader in President Rouhani, and want to show moderates in Iran that that cooperation with the rest of the world yields benefits -- such as sanctions relief. However, skeptics argue that the nuclear deal steps back from five UN Security Council Resolutions demanding that Iran stop nuclear enrichment, and starts to unwind sanctions on Iran, without Iran being obliged to unwind its nuclear program. They see Rouhani buying time for Iran's program while giving up nothing. What comes next? Is the interim agreement a diplomatic success on the road to further progress, or will it serve only to cement Iran's nuclear program? Hear leading American experts debate "The Iran Nuclear Deal: Breakthrough or Failure" -- the latest in our debate and decision series at the McCain Institute.
Panelists include: Robert Einhorn, Senior Fellow, The Brookings Institution; Karim Sadjadpour, Senior Associate, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace; Bret Stephens, Deputy Editor, The Wall Street Journal; and Reuel Gerecht, Senior Fellow, Foundation for Defense of Democracies. Award-winning journalist and former CNN Chief White House Correspondent Jessica Yellin will serve as the debate moderator.
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