Can the World Tolerate an Iran with Nuclear Weapons?: The Munk Debate on Iran

Can the World Tolerate an Iran with Nuclear Weapons?: The Munk Debate on Iran


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In this edition of the Munk Debates, four of the world’s leading thinkers square off to debate one of the most important geopolitical issues of the time: are Iran’s nuclear ambitions a global threat?

The Munk Debates are Canada’s premier public policy event. Held semi-annually, the debates provide leading thinkers with a global forum to discuss the major public policy issues facing the world and Canada. Each event takes place in Toronto in front of a live audience, and the proceedings are covered by domestic and international media. Participants in recent Munk Debates include Tony Blair, John Bolton, Niall Ferguson, Rick Hillier, Christopher Hitchens, Richard Holbrooke, Henry Kissinger, Charles Krauthammer, Paul Krugman, Stephen Lewis, Dambisa Moyo, Samantha Power, Lawrence Summers, and Fareed Zakaria.

The Munk Debates are a project of the Aurea Foundation, a charitable organization established in 2006 by philanthropists Peter and Melanie Munk to promote public policy research and discussion. For more information visit

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781770892361
Publisher: House of Anansi Press
Publication date: 03/12/2013
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 128
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 7.80(h) x 0.30(d)

About the Author

Charles Krauthammer:Charles Krauthammer is an American Pulitzer Prize-winning syndicated columnist, political commentator, and physician.

Fareed Zakaria: Fareed Zakaria is host of CNN's flagship international affairs program, Fareed Zakaria GPS, and the Editor-at-Large of TIME. He is the author of the international bestsellers, The Future of Freedom and The Post-American World.

Amos Yadlin:Amos Yadlin is a former Israeli Air Force general, Israel Defense Forces (IDF) military attaché to the United States, and head of the IDF Military Intelligence Directorate.

Vali Nasr: Vali Nasr is an Iranian-born leading expert on the Middle East, a best-selling author, Dean of the John Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies, and a member of the U.S. State Department's influential Policy Planning Board.

Rudyard Griffiths: Rudyard Griffiths is the co-organizer and moderator of the Munk Debates. He is also the co-founder of the Dominion Institute and the co-director of the Grano Speakers Series. His writing has appeared in a variety of publications, including a bi-monthly column for the National Post. He is the author of Who We Are: A Citizen’s Manifesto. He serves on the boards of the Stratford Festival, the Empire Club, and the Canadian Institute for Citizenship. In 2006, he was recognized by the Globe and Mail as one of Canada’s “Top 40 under 40.” He lives in Toronto, ON.

Table of Contents

Foreword Peter Munk vii

Introduction Rudyard Griffiths xi

Be It Resolved the World Cannot tolerate and Iran with Nuclear Weapons Capability 1

Charles Krauthammer in Conversation with Hannah Sung 57

Vali Nasr in Conversation with Hannah Sung 59

Acknowledgements 61

About the Debaters 63

About the Editor 67

About the Munk Debates 69

Permissions 71

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