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Gas centrifuges for uranium enrichment recovered from the <em>BBC China</em> in Italy, en route to Libya, in 2003. They were later taken to the Y-12 complex in the USA where this photo was taken (with a Y-12 guard also in the photo).

DOE Photo

Seminar - Open to the Public

The Problem with "Mixed" Strategies: Revisiting Libya's Decision to Give Up its Nuclear Program

Thu., Nov. 7, 2013 | 12:15pm - 2:00pm

Littauer Building - Belfer Center Library, Room 369

Libya's decision to give up its nuclear weapons ambitions has been interpreted by most observers as support for the idea that mixed strategies are good policy. Although they disagree over which particular tools of influence were most important, most agree that some mixture of coercion and inducements explains Gaddafi's decision to disarm. This is not, however, supported by the evidence.

Please join us! Coffee and tea provided. Everyone is welcome, but admittance will be on a first come–first served basis.

Seminar - Open to the Public

Containing Iran: Why the Taboo Policy of Containment May Be the Right One

Thu., Sep. 27, 2012 | 12:15pm - 2:00pm

Littauer Building - Belfer Center Library, Room 369

Iran's nuclear program presents the United States with a daunting foreign policy challenge. A number of U.S. policy makers, as well as President Barack Obama, have vocally disavowed a policy of containment to address this challenge. U.S. strategic goals can best be met through patient and forward-looking policymaking. Specifically, the United States can continue to lay the groundwork for an effective containment policy while using targeted sanctions and diplomacy to discourage Iran from weaponization. A successful containment policy will promote long-term positive political change in Iran while avoiding counterproductive provocation.

Please join us! Coffee and tea provided. Everyone is welcome, but admittance will be on a first come–first served basis.