The Heritage Foundation
April 14, 2021, 1:00 pm EDT to 2:30 pm EDT
The radicalism of the Iranian regime has destabilized the Middle East since 1979. Three generations of the Kim dynasty have taunted every president since Truman. However, neither have presented as dangerous a threat to the United States and its allies as they do today. As North Korea continues to test and improve weapons, the Iranians may be rebooting their nuclear program. Hear about the state of these threats, and what we can do to confront them.
Back to Reagan’s Future: The Importance of Nuclear Deterrence and Missile Defense for an Uncertain World
The American public often associates nuclear deterrence with the Cold War. Unfortunately, the nuclear threat from America’s adversaries is arguably more dangerous than ever before. In the face of strategic competitors like China and Russia and threats from rogue states such as Iran and North Korea, American nuclear deterrence and missile defense must be at the top of the national security agenda. In order to build a realistic nuclear policy for today’s world, it is important to take stock of the threat and our capabilities, and carefully consider policy options for the future. This series will convene leading experts to discuss the current nuclear landscape.
The Honorable Mike Turner (R-OH), Member, United States House of Representatives
Roger Zakheim, Director, Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation and Institute
David Albright, Founder and President, Institute for Science and International Security
Tom Karako, Ph.D., Senior Fellow, International Security Program and Director, Missile Defense Project, Center for Strategic and International Studies
Bruce Klingner, Senior Research Fellow, Northeast Asia
Peter Brookes, Senior Research Fellow
Thomas Spoehr, Host, Director, Center for National Defense