The West, led by the United States and Israel, has been squeezing Iran relentlessly for several years with a program of escalating economic sanctions, a covert cyber-war, and threatening Iran with a military strike on its nuclear facilities. The objective: to force Tehran to give up what some believe is its pursuit of a nuclear weapon capability. Neither President Barack Obama, nor challenger Mitt Romney, has forsworn the military option if Iran refuses to comply. Many worry that war with Iran is becoming inevitable.

In this recording of the CIGI Signature Lecture: "Obama, Romney and Iran" Bruce Riedel, a Washington insider, a top specialist on the Middle East and a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution, explores these issues.

From September to May each year, the CIGI Speaker Series are presented on important international topics to raise public awareness and understanding on a variety of current global issues. This series features some of the most prominent and acclaimed figures in their respective areas of global governance.
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