Baghdad Talks: Solution or Stall? Bipartisan Policy Center to Hold Policy Discussion on the Next Round of Talks with Iran

May 07, 2012, 17:10 ET from Bipartisan Policy Center

WASHINGTON, May 7, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On May 23, the United States and its international partners will sit down in Baghdad for another round of talks with Iran. While a diplomatic deal remains the best hope for a peaceful resolution to the international standoff over Iran's nuclear program, experts disagree over what terms the United States should accept and what can be expected from Iran. On Monday, May 14, 2012, the Bipartisan Policy Center's (BPC) Foreign Policy Project (FPP) will hold a policy discussion on what to expect from, and what is at stake in, the upcoming negotiations.

Earlier this year, BPC released its fourth report on Iran that calls for a robust and comprehensive triple-track strategy towards the country, involving the simultaneous pursuit of diplomacy, sanctions, and visible credible preparations for a military option of last resort. Currently, The National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) is being considered before the House Committee on Armed Services that contains provisions recommended by BPC for halting Iran's nuclear progress. 

WHO:  Ambassador Dennis Ross, Counselor, The Washington Institute
Elliot Abrams, Senior Fellow for Middle Eastern Studies, Council on Foreign Relations

Undersecretary Nick Burns, Professor, Harvard's John F. Kennedy School of Government

Steve Rademaker, Member, BPC Iran Task Force; Principle, Podesta Group

Dr. Michael Makovsky, Director, BPC Foreign Policy Project

Mortimer Zuckerman, Moderator; CEO and Chairman, Boston Properties; Member, BPC Iran Task Force

WHAT:  BPC Policy Discussion on the Next Round of Talks with Iran

WHEN:  Monday, May 14, 2012
10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

WHERE:  Bipartisan Policy Center
1225 Eye Street NW, Suite 1000
Washington, DC 20005/ #202-204-2400

About the Bipartisan Policy Center
Founded in 2007 by former U.S. Senate Majority Leaders Howard Baker, Tom Daschle, Bob Dole, and George Mitchell, Bipartisan Policy Center (BPC) is a non-profit organization that drives principled solutions through rigorous analysis, reasoned negotiation and respectful dialogue.  With projects in multiple issue areas, BPC combines politically balanced policymaking with strong, proactive advocacy and outreach.

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