- Nuclear Trouble Spots in Asia: Iran, India-Pakistan, and North Korea
April 1, 2019
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Ambassador Frank Wisner will discuss the nuclear conflicts that are heating up in Asia and how US nuclear policy is shifting. He will discuss the escalating tensions between nuclear-armed India and Pakistan after the February 14 Pulwama attack, and whether the US is likely to step in to assist in de-escalation. Ambassador Wisner will address US sanctions on Iran, Europe’s insistence on keeping the current deal alive, and whether a new deal is in the future for this administration. He will address the no-deal outcome of the negotiations between President Trump and Kim Jong-un, as well as the No First Use Act, a bill introduced to both houses of Congress last month that would start the US on the road toward a deterrent-based nuclear posture.
Ambassador Frank Wisner is an International Affairs Advisor at Squire Patton Boggs. A career diplomat with the personal rank of Career Ambassador, he previously served as Ambassador to India from 1994-1997. Additionally, he held the positions of Ambassador to Zambia (1979-82), Egypt (1986-91), and the Philippines (1991-1992). Ambassador Wisner has served in a number of positions in the U.S. government, including Undersecretary of Defense for Policy (1993-94), Undersecretary of State for International Security Affairs (1992-93), Senior Deputy Assistant Secretary for African Affairs (1982-86), and Deputy Executive Secretary of the Department of State (1977). During the course of his career, he served in the Middle East and South and East Asia.
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**Please reserve no later than 12:00 pm on Thursday, March 28. Cancellations must be made by 12:00 pm on Thursday, March 28 in order to receive a refund.
Venue: City Club Los Angeles