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Kenneth Pollack discusses his new book Unthinkable: Iran, the Bomb, and American Strategy, in which he explores America's intractable problem with Iran, Tehran's pursuit of a nuclear weapons capability and the prolonged clash that led us to this point.

With the authority of his years as a CIA analyst and as Director of Persian Gulf Affairs on the National Security Council, Pollack lays out key solutions to the Iran nuclear question, explaining and assessing the options for American policymakers. Insightful and balanced in his approach, Kenneth Pollack offers one of the most thoughtful analyses of this volatile situation.

There will be a bookselling/signing of Unthinkable: Iran, the Bomb, and American Strategy following the event.


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Brief Bios

Kenneth M. Pollack is a well-known expert on the Middle East and Persian Gulf and has appeared frequently on "The Oprah Winfrey Show," "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart," "Charlie Rose," C-SPAN and NPR. He is currently a senior fellow at the Saban Center for Middle East Policy at the Brookings Institution in Washington, DC. Dr. Pollack earned his BA from Yale and a PhD from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He is the author of many books on the political, military and economic affairs of the Middle East, including the bestsellers The Threatening Storm and The Persian Puzzle. His most recent book, Unthinkable: Iran, the Bomb, and American Strategy, was selected by The New York Times, the Economist and Foreign Affairs as one of the best books of 2013.

Gideon Rose is the editor-in-chief of Foreign Affairs and the former National Security Council official in the Clinton Administration. He is an expert on national security and terrorism.

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