What’s the Way Forward for the U.S. and Iran?

Sep 9, 2014

Credit World Affairs Council of Pittsburgh

It has been months since President Obama announced an interim deal had been struck between the group known as P5+1 and Iranian leadership over Iran's nuclear program. Many open questions remain as the deliberations move forward and the details of the agreement emerge. How will this play out?

Dr. Jessica Tuchman Mathews, president of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, talks about the stakes and interests involved in Iran’s nuclear future.

Tuchman Mathews explains that with respect to Iran, the United States has three basic choices: a war option, a deal option, and a “muddling through” option. Tuchman Mathews speaks tonight on the state of the Middle East at Point Park University. Earlier in the day she participated in a video conference at Cornell High School in Coraopolis. Her visit to Pittsburgh was organized by the World Affairs Council of Pittsburgh. Read more about her work as part of the Iran Project.