Collision Course: Iran and the West

RUSI held a discussion panel on the Collision Course: Iran and the West on 8 March 2012.

The panel, including Sir Malcolm Rifkind MP, Peter Jenkins, Shashank Joshi, discussed the looming possibility of military intervention in Iran as tensions increase among a concert of western countries over its nuclear activities and refusal to comply with UN Security Council resolutions.

With a new round of economic sanctions focusing on Iran’s oil exports beginning, and diminishing confidence in other forms of influence as time becomes an increasing factor, pressure seems to be building once again for more drastic measures.

The panel debated what should be done about the Iranian dilemma and gathered three prominent experts to assess Iran’s actions and its intentions, while also laying out possible responses from the UK and the international community.