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Last Thursday, as part of the Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI) signature lecture series, Washington insider, former CIA analyst and Brookings Institution fellow Bruce Riedel addressed a local audience on the state of Iran’s political affairs. This lecture came just days after the Canadian government, in an unprecedented political move, severed diplomatic ties with Iran.
The title of Riedel’s lecture was “Obama, Romney, and Iran” and he spoke about the topic frankly to the Canadian audience, despite having worked as an advisor to the Obama Administration.
Riedel was onboard the Obama campaign from the very early stages.
“The Obama foreign policy...