Just days ahead of a meeting of Iranian and U.S. officials in Baghdad to talk about Iraq’s security, Iran has detained a fourth Iranian-American of dual citizenship. A conversation about the Islamic Republic’s imprisonment of scholar Haleh Esfandiari and three other Americans, and tensions between the U.S. and Iran.


  • Shaul Bakhash Professor of history at George Mason University
  • Robin Wright Journalist, author and foreign policy analyst at the United States Institute of Peace. Her most recent book is "Dreams and Shadows: The Future of the Middle East."
  • Lee Hamilton President and director of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars and director of the Center on Congress at Indiana University. Co-chairman of the Iraq Study Group. He was a congressman representing Indiana's Ninth District from 1965 to 1999.

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