General background for Ambassador Pickering’s 2/27 public presentation at the Center for the Arts may be found at the websites of the following organizations  in which Ambassador Pickering is actively involved:

  1. Council on Foreign Relations:;;
  2. The Stimson Center:
  3. International Crisis Group:

See the following about recent relations between the US and Iran, a particular current interest of Ambassador Pickering:

  1. The Iran Project. “Strategic Options for Iran: Balancing Pressure with Diplomacy.”
  2. “For a New Approach to Iran” by William Luers, Thomas R. Pickering and Jim Walsh  …
  3. “Crisis Guide: Iran” from Council on Foreign Relations website.