NEW YORK, December 17, 2013 - Former nuclear negotiators Robert Einhorn and Hossein Mousavian, former U.S. Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs Thomas R. Pickering and George Stephanopoulos of ABC News assess U.S.-Iran relations in the wake of the first public, high-level negotiations in more than 30 years. (1 hr., 18 min.)
Robert J. Einhorn
Robert Einhorn is a senior adviser in the CSIS International Security Program, where he works on a broad range of nonproliferation, arms control, and other national security issues. Before joining CSIS, he served in the U.S. government for 29 years.
From November 1999 to August 2001, he was assistant secretary for nonproliferation at the Department of State, where he was responsible for nonproliferation of nuclear, chemical, and biological weapons, missile delivery systems, and advanced conventional arms. In that capacity, he was the principal adviser to the secretary of state on nonproliferation matters, oversaw U.S. participation in the multilateral nonproliferation export control regimes, and represented the United States in nonproliferation discussions and negotiations with a wide variety of countries in East Asia, South Asia, the Middle East, and Europe.
Seyed Hossein Mousavian
Dr. Seyed Hossein Mousavian is an Iranian policymaker and scholar who has served on Iran's nuclear diplomacy team in negotiations with the EU and International Atomic Energy Agency.
Amb Thomas R Pickering
Thomas Pickering is vice chairman of Hills & Company, an international consulting firm providing advice to U.S. businesses on investment, trade, and risk assessment issues abroad, particularly in emerging market economies. He retired in 2006 as senior vice president of international relations for Boeing Company, where he was responsible for relations with foreign governments and the company's globalization. He has had a career spanning five decades as a U.S. diplomat, serving as under secretary of state for political affairs, ambassador to the U.N., and ambassador to Russia, India, Israel, Nigeria, Jordan, and El Salvador. He holds the personal rank of Career Ambassador, the highest in the U.S. Foreign Service. He has held numerous other positions at the State Department, including executive secretary and special assistant to Secretaries Rogers and Kissinger and assistant secretary for the bureau of oceans, environmental and scientific affairs. Pickering is a member of the International Institute of Strategic Studies and the Council on Foreign Relations.
George Stephanopoulos is the Chief Washington Correspondent for ABC News and anchor of ABC's Sunday morning program, "This Week with George Stephanopoulos."
As Chief Washington Correspondent, Stephanopoulos oversees the network's coverage of Congress and reports on political and policy stories for all ABC News platforms, including "World News Tonight," "Nightline," "Good Morning America" and ABC News' digital properties, including ABC News Now and ABCNews.com.