The Middle East Institute is proud to host Georgetown University professor Paul Pillar for a discussion about Iran and how best to address its nuclear ambitions. Pillar argues that the acceptable range of opinion on Iran has narrowed around the idea that all options, including a military strike, must be pursued to prevent the country from acquiring nuclear weapons. And yet, Pillar argues, if the combination of nuclear talks and sanctions do not yield the outcome the West and Israel seek, containment is preferable to war. A war with Iran, he believes, could be worse than the conjectured consequences of an Iranian bomb. Atlantic Council fellow Barbara Slavin will respond, posing the question of whether President Obama's position precludes a containment strategy or is part of an attempt to dissuade Iran from actually building a nuclear weapon.