Conference Call with AEI Experts on the Crisis in the Strait

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As Iran threatens to choke off a major gateway for the world's oil supply, tension between the US and Iran has reached levels not seen in more than 20 years. How should the United States respond to Iran’s provocative military antics? Join American Enterprise Institute (AEI) experts Thursday, January 5th from 11:00 to 11:30 AM EST as they discuss the crisis in the Strait.

Experts on the Call:

  • Ali Alfoneh is a leading scholar on the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps, whose work is regularly used in the US intelligence community. His current work includes an upcoming book on the IRGC.
  • Frederick W. Kagan is the director of AEI's Critical Threats Project and a former professor of military history at the US Military Academy at West Point.
  • Danielle Pletka is the vice president for foreign and defense policy studies at AEI, and is the co-author of the recently released report, “Containing and Deterring a Nuclear Iran.”
  • Michael Rubin teaches Iranian strategy on US aircraft carriers deploying to the Persian Gulf and is the coauthor of Eternal Iran





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  • Ali Alfoneh's research areas include civil-military relations in Iran with a special focus on the role of the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps in the Islamic Republic. Mr. Alfoneh has been a research fellow at the Institute for Strategy at the Royal Danish Defence College and has taught political economy at the Centre for Middle Eastern Studies at the University of Southern Denmark.



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