Complete video at http://fora.tv/2012/02/23/George_Shultz_Sam_Nunn_William_Perry_The_Nuclear_Chess Sam Nunn, former U.S. Senator and Co-Chairman and CEO of the Nuclear Threat Initiative, discusses the outlook for peacefully resolving the nuclear issue with Iran. He argues that economic sanctions seem to be working, and highlights a recent statement from the Ayatollah that would give Iran the option to give up a weapons program while saving face. ---- Three distinguished statesmen discuss their vision for international security in these precarious times. Secretaries Shultz and Perry and Senator Nunn will assess the current state of nuclear threats, including Iran's drive to build a bomb, the North Korean nuclear weapons program, and future prospects for limiting the spread of nuclear materials and eventually eliminating nuclear weapons. Sam Nunn is Co-Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the Nuclear Threat Initiative, a charitable organization working to reduce the global threats from nuclear, biological and chemical weapons. He served as a United States Senator from Georgia for 24 years (1972-1996) and is retired from the law firm King & Spalding. William J. Perry was the nineteenth United States secretary of defense, serving from February 1994 to January 1997. Perry, a senior fellow at the Hoover Institution, is the Michael and Barbara Berberian Professor at Stanford University, with a joint appointment in the School of Engineering and the Institute for International Studies, where he is codirector of the Preventive Defense Project, a research collaboration of Stanford and Harvard Universities. George P. Shultz is the Thomas W. and Susan B. Ford Distinguished Fellow at the Hoover Institution. He was sworn in on July 16, 1982, as the sixtieth U.S. Secretary of State and served until January 20, 1989. In January 1989, he rejoined Stanford University as the Jack Steele Parker Professor of International Economics at the Graduate School of Business and a distinguished fellow at the Hoover Institution.
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