The Iranian nuclear issue is reaching a turning point - the deadline for a deal is late November, at which time we will know whether we are heading towards a historic compromise or international crisis, with major ramifications for US foreign policy. The lecture will address the following issues: Iran’s reasons for pursuing a nuclear capability; the sources of the enmity between Iran and Israel; the consequences of Iran going nuclear; and the pros and cons of the different options, including a negotiated agreement, sanctions, military action and more. This is a unique opportunity to learn the primary issues at stake.
The speaker, Professor Chuck Freilich, who teaches in the NYU IR Program, was a deputy national security adviser in Israel. He is currently also a senior fellow at the Harvard Kennedy School and writes extensively about the Iranian issue.