The Islamic Republic of Iran now looms large as one of the greatest threats to the National Security of the United States. From the current status of its nuclear weapons program, to its policy of expansionism in Latin America, to its murder of American troops in Iraq and Afghanistan and its acts of terror on every inhabited continent, Iran is a strategic advesary of the United States and its allies on every level and in every theater. EMET has convened a panel of some of the best Iranian experts to discuss the threat posed by Iran, its strategic and ideological thinking, and what can be done to confront and defeat this challenge.
This is a joint event of the Endowment for Middle East Truth and the Center for Security Policy
Kenneth Timmerman: Co-founder of the Foundation for Democracy in Iran, and an investigative reporter for three decades focused on terrorism and the Middle East, author of numerous works including Countdown to Crisis: the Coming Nuclear Showdown with Iran.
Clare Lopez: A veteran of the Central Intelligence Agency, serves as Vice President of the non-profit forum, The Intelligence Summit, and a Professor at the Centre for Counterintelligence and Security Studies (CI Centre), where she teaches courses on the Iranian Intelligence Services, and the expanding influence of Jihad and Sharia in Europe and a Senior Research Fellow for the Clarion Fund and the Center for Security Policy.
Dr. Michael Ledeen: An internationally renowned scholar, whose ideas and insights on the workings of the Iranian government have been a critical part of the policy discussion for decades. Author of Accomplice to Evil: Iran and the War Against the West; The War Against the Terror Masters; The Iranian Time Bomb and numerous other works.
Hon. R. James Woolsey: fmr. Director of Central Intelligence, fmr. Ambassador to the Negotiation on Conventional Armed Forces in Europe in Vienna, 1989–1991; Under Secretary of the Navy, 1977–1979; Chairman of the Foundation for the Defense of Democracies