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Coping with Iran: Confrontation, Containment, or Engagement?: A Conference Report

Coping with Iran: Confrontation, Containment, or Engagement?: A Conference Report

Dobbins, James, 1942-; Harting, Sarah; Kaye, Dalia Dassa

On March 21, 2007, the RAND Corporation held a public conference on Capitol Hill,?Coping with Iran: Confrontation, Containment, or Engagement?? featuring high-level experts and hosted by the director of the RAND International Security and Defense Policy Center. More than 300 guests attended, including former ambassadors, members of Congress and senior staffers, senior journalists, Pentagon officials, and numerous well-known Middle East analysts. Two high-level officials, Ambassador R. Nicholas Burns, Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs, and Ambassador Mohammad Javad Zarif, Iranian

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Published Santa Monica, CA : RAND National Security Research Division 2007

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Statement of responsibility: James Dobbins, Sarah Harting, Dalia Dassa Kaye
ISBN: 0833041878, 0833042386, 1281180815, 9780833041876, 9780833042385, 9781281180810
Note: Includes bibliographical references (page 87).
Note: Print version record.
Note: "CF-237-NSRD"--Page 4 of cover.
Note: Summary of a conference held by the RAND Corporation on Mar. 21, 2007 in Washington, D.C.
Physical Description: 1 online resource (xvii, 87 pages) : illustrations.
System: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Series: Conference proceedings
Subject: Iran.; POLITICAL SCIENCE International Relations General.; POLITICAL SCIENCE Security (National & International); Diplomatic relations.; United States.; Iran Foreign relations United States Congresses.; United States Foreign relations Iran Congresses.; POLITICAL SCIENCE Government International.
Restrictions: Use copy Restrictions unspecified
Reproduction: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.]: HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010.
Series Title: Conference proceedings (Rand Corporation)
Local note: JSTOR Books at JSTOR Open Access


  1. Cover
  2. Preface
  3. Contents
  4. Figures
  5. Conference Summary
  6. Acknowledgments
  7. Abbreviations
  8. Introduction
  9. Panel 1: Inside Iran
  10. Panel Members
  11. Role of the Regime
  12. How the Unitred States May Misperceive Iranian Politics: Six Observations
  13. Ayatoolah Ali Khamenei, Iran's Nuclear "Carpet," and Iraq
  14. The Regime: Disagreement and Discord but Also Consensus?
  15. Question and Answer Session
  16. Panel 2: Looking at Two Alternative Futures
  17. Panel Members
  18. Iran, the United States, and Nuclear Weapons: An Examination of Key Policy Issues
  19. Five Key Points
  20. Powerful Drivers, Risks, and Possible Outcomes.