Gary Sick explores current events in the Gulf, and provide an update on US-Iran relations. Why is Iran so tightly intertwined with US security interests in the Persian Gulf? Every American president since Carter has tried his hand at a variety of Iran policies; what worked and what didn’t? Is the Iran nuclear deal (JCPOA) worth all the attention it has received? Oil is no longer as important as it was in the past; how does that affect US policy? Gary Sick is a senior research scholar at Columbia University’s Middle East Institute and an adjunct professor at the School of International and Public Affairs. He served on the National Security Council under Presidents Ford, Carter, and Reagan and was the principal White House aide for Iran during the Iranian Revolution and the hostage crisis. Moderating the discussion is new CIR Board Member, Jim Falk. Watch the talk here.