The Iranian Nuclear Showdown

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Last month, David Albright, renowned and prominent physicist, stated “Iran is one month away from enough highly enriched uranium for at least one nuclear bomb.” Where does that place us now?  How far away is Iran from attaching it to a nuclear warhead or a drone? And what are our options?

On October 13th, Secretary of State Antony Blinken, while discussing the Iranian nuclear program with visiting Israeli officials, said Iran was refusing to negotiate in good faith and that if diplomatic talks break down, the United States will be looking at “other options.” Yet, on that very same day, the U.S. special envoy to Iran Robert Malley said at a talk in the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, “the United States and the world must prepare for a nuclear Iran.” Which is the real policy of the Biden administration? Will Israel be forced to act alone against this existential threat to their existence, and if so, are they capable of doing this, on their own?

Here to answer these questions and more is David Albright.

About the speaker: David Albright, a physicist, is founder and President of the non-profit Institute for Science and International Security in Washington, D.C. He directs the project work of the Institute, heads its fundraising efforts, and chairs its board of directors. In addition, he regularly publishes and conducts scientific research. He has written numerous assessments on secret nuclear weapons programs throughout the world.

During his career, Albright has testified numerous times on nuclear issues before the U.S. Congress. He has spoken to many groups, technical workshops and conferences, briefed government decision- makers, and trained many government officials in non-proliferation policy making. The media frequently cite Albright, and he has appeared often on television and radio. A National Journal profile in 2004 called him a “go-to guy for media people seeking independent analysis on Iraq’s WMD programs.”

Albright has been cited often in the media and appeared frequently on television and radio. He has been cited regularly in the New York Times, Washington Post, USA Today, Los Angeles Times, Newsweek, Time, Washington Times, Boston Globe, Chicago Tribune, London Sunday Times, Guardian, Die Zeit, Ashi Shimbun, Der Spiegel, Stern, and Times of India and by Reuters, Associated Press, AFP and Bloomberg wire services. Albright has also appeared many times on CNN, FOX, MSNBC, ABC World News Tonight, NBC Nightly News, CBS Evening News, Newshour with Jim Lehrer, 60 Minutes, Dateline, Nightline and multiple National Public Radio shows.

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