The US and Iran: Does Diplomacy Have a Future?

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Iran has reduced its nuclear program and is back in the global economy, thanks to the lifting of sanctions imposed under the leadership of the United States. The Presidents of both countries have made those and other concessions, but they also face stern opposition from domestic hardliners. High-profile prisoner swaps can't disguise 35 years of hostilities over Middle East politics and international terrorism. With elections pending in both countries, what are the prospects for a troubled relationship?



  • David Sanger - Pulitzer Prize-winning White House and national security correspondent for the New York Times, author of “New Cold Wars: China’s Rise, Russia’s Invasion, and America’s Struggle to Defend The West” - @SangerNYT
  • Daryl Kimball - Arms Control Association - @armscontrolnow
  • Josh Rogin - a Washington Post columnist covering foreign policy and national security - @joshrogin
  • Trita Parsi - Executive Vice President of the Quincy Institute for Responsible Statecraft - @tparsi


Warren Olney