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The Iran Wars: U.S.-Iranian Relations and the Future of the Middle East

  • SLS Hotel Beverly Hills, Garden Room 465 South La Cienega Boulevard Los Angeles, CA, 90048 United States (map)

Book Launch and Panel Discussion

A year after Congress approved the U.S.-led nuclear accord with Iran, relation between Washington and Tehran remain fraught. The deal emboldened Iran’s hardline supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, who has accused the U.S. of failing to lift economic sanctions, ruled out cooperating in the fight against ISIS an intensified efforts for regional dominance. In the U.S., the nuclear agreement and ties with Iran are under scrutiny and pose major challenges for the next president. Asia Society Southern California is pleased to host a panel discussionfeaturing three experts on U.S.-Iran affairs. Jay Solomon, chief foreign affairs correspondent for The Wall Street Journal and author of the new book The Iran Wars, Dalia Dassa Kaye of RAND Corporation, and Iranian scholar Mahmoud Sariolghalam, will discuss the tumultuous relationship between two countries vying to influence the future of the Middle East.