Diplomacy With Iran Is Going Nowhere

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Iran Diplomacy

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

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  • For the motion

    For

    Liz Cheney

    Attorney and Specialist in U.S. Middle East Policy

  • For the motion

    For

    Dan Senor

    Expert on Iraq and Israeli-Palestinian relations

  • Against the motion

    Against

    Amb. Nicholas Burns

    Professor of the Practice of Diplomacy and International Politics

  • Against the Motion

    Against

    Kenneth Pollack

    Expert on Middle Eastern Political-Military Affairs

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    Moderator

    John Donvan

    Author and correspondent for ABC News.

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Cheney

For The Motion

Liz Cheney

Attorney and Specialist in U.S. Middle East Policy

is an attorney and specialist in the areas of U.S. Middle East policy and reform in the Arab world. She served most recently as Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Near Eastern Affairs (2005-2006). Her responsibilities included designing and managing US Government programs to promote democracy in the Arab world. Cheney served previously as Deputy Assistant Secretary for Near Eastern Affairs (2002-2004), at U.S. AID (1989-1993), and as an attorney in private practice and at the International Finance Corporation.

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Dan Senor

For The Motion

Dan Senor

Expert on Iraq and Israeli-Palestinian Relations

an expert on Iraq, Israeli-Palestinian relations, and Middle East and Persian Gulf geopolitics, security, and economics, is adjunct senior fellow for Middle Eastern studies at the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR). Senor is an analyst for Fox News and a founding partner of Rosemont Capital. From 2003 to 2004, Senor served as a Pentagon and White House advisor based in Doha, Qatar at U.S. Central Command Forward, and later based in Kuwait and Iraq, where he worked for both the Office of Reconstruction and Humanitarian Assistance (ORHA) and the Coalition Provisional Authority (CPA). He was chief spokesman and senior advisor for the Coalition.

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Burns

Against The Motion

Nicholas Burns

Amb. Nicholas Burns

is Professor of the Practice of Diplomacy and International Politics at Harvard's Kennedy School of Government. He served in the US Foreign Service for 27 years until his retirement in April 2008. He was Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs from 2005-2008, the nation's highest-ranking career diplomat. He was US Ambassador to NATO from 2001-2005.

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Pollack

Against The Motion

Kenneth Pollack

Expert on Middle Eastern Political-Military Affairs

is an expert on Middle Eastern political-military affairs, with emphasis on Iraq, Iran, Saudi Arabia and other areas in the Persian Gulf. He is currently a senior fellow and director of research at the Saban Center for Middle East Policy at the Brookings Institution. He is the author of A Path Out of the Desert: A Grand Strategy for America in the Middle East (2008).

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Declared Winner: Against The Motion

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    • Comment Link Daro Tuesday, 13 November 2012 15:34 posted by Daro

      You're absolutely right, and my heart sank when I heard Senator Clinton's latest posturing.The trouble is, she's quite some way behind Senator "bomb Pakistan" Obama in spray-on testosterone.And Senator McCain remains well ahead for singing about bombing Iran...So that seems to leave, er, none of them!

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