Ambassador Frank Wisner
Nuclear Trouble Spots in Asia: Iran, India-Pakistan, and North Korea

Ambassador Frank Wisner

Former Amb. to India, Egypt, Zambia & Philippines

Dr. Jonathan Pollack (Moderator)

Senior Fellow, Brookings

April 1, 2019 12:00 PM    Lunch

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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. Jonathan Pollack, Senior Fellow at Brookings, will moderate the discussion. 

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.

Jonathan D. Pollack is a nonresident senior fellow in the John L Thornton China Center and Center for East Asia Policy at the Brookings Institution. Between 2012 and 2014, he served as director of the John L Thornton China Center. Prior to joining Brookings in 2010, he was professor of Asian and Pacific Studies and chairman of the Strategic Research Department at the US Naval War College, Newport, Rhode Island. He previously worked at the Rand Corporation in Santa Monica where he served in various senior research and management positions, including chairman of the political science department, corporate research manager for international policy, and senior advisor for international policy. Read more about Pollack here.

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