365 5th Ave.
New York City, New York


The Donald & Paula Smith Family Foundation Present a Discussion
The Time for Talks:
Can and should the U.S. make deals with Iran and Syria?

Hillel Fradkin
Expert Working Group to the Iraq Study Group & Director, Center for Islam, Democracy and the Future of the Muslim World, The Hudson Institute
Steven Clemons
Senior Fellow & Director, American Strategy Program, The New America Foundation
Justin Logan
Foreign Policy Analyst, Cato Institute
Yaron Brook
former Israeli Military Intelligence Officer & Executive Director, Ayn Rand Institute

The only consensus about Iraq is that the status quo is unsustainable. The Iraq Study Group recommended direct U.S. dialogue with Syria and Iran. President Bush responded with a dramatically different strategy based on escalation and aggressively disrupting networks in Iraq backed by Syria and Iran. Many see Iran and Syria as unwilling to negotiate, but others say that Iran indicate its willingness to negotiate about its terrorist support and weapons programs three years ago. Is a “grand bargain” with these nations possible? If so, would it be enforceable? Can our problems in Iraq ever be solved without Iraq’s neighbors? If not, what happens if the “surge” fails and the U.S. exits?

Tuesday Februrary 13th, 2007
6:30 P.M. Prompt
(Free and open to the public - Reception to follow)

The Graduate Center
The City University of New York
365 Fifth Avenue, New York
(Corner of 34th Street & 5th Avenue)

Official Website: http://www.thesmithfamilyfoundation.org/

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