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Pomegranates for Peace? Solving the US - Iran Conflict

Complete video at: Journalist Robin Wright argues that the key to mending relations between Iran and the United States is to work on "areas of commonality, rather than the greatest confrontation." As an example, Wright suggests US-Iran collaboration on influencing Afghan farmers to ditch poppy cultivation for pomegranate farming. ----- As the world weighs its options on Iran's developing nuclear program, Robin Wright reflects on the history of the US-Iran relationship. - Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars Robin Wright, who covers foreign policy for The Washington Post, has reported from over 140 countries for The Washington Post, The Los Angeles Times, CBS News, The New Yorker, The Sunday Times and others. She has covered a dozen wars and revolutions in the Middle East, Europe, Africa, Latin America and Asia. She was named journalist of the year by the American Academy of Diplomacy and received the U.N. Correspondents Association Gold Medal for coverage of international affairs. Wright also won the National Press Club award for diplomatic reporting, the National Magazine Award for reportage from Iran in The New Yorker, and the Overseas Press Club Award for "best reporting in any medium requiring exceptional courage and initiative." The recipient of a John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation grant, Ms. Wright has been a fellow at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, Yale, Duke, Stanford and others.
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