Iran Events

The Ayatollah's Nuclear Gamble: the Human Cost of Military Strikes against Iran's Nuclear Facilities

October 12, 2012 // 1:00pm3:00pm
Middle East Program
Khosrow Semnani will present the findings of his new report, “The Ayatollah’s Nuclear Gamble,” which offers a detailed, scientific discussion of the human and environmental consequences of a military strike on Iranian nuclear facilities. The report and the discussion will highlight a largely overlooked issue in the intensifying public debate in the United States over the wisdom of using military force to try to prevent Iran from developing nuclear weapons.
photo by Mona Youssef
Webcast

Iran: Economic Troubles and International Sanctions

October 03, 2012 // 12:00pm1:30pm
Middle East Program
By talking about such complexities (existence of a large grey economy, regional interdependencies, deep-rooted merchant tradition, existence of semi-state economic institution etc.), the speakers will address the issue why sanctions do not have the intended result in Iran.
Webcast

Iran, Iraq, and the GCC: New Realities in Persian Gulf Security

September 28, 2012 // 9:00am12:00pm
Middle East Program
As Iraq strengthens its political, defense, and security capabilities, Iran’s claims to hegemony in the Gulf and over Iraq appear to be weakening. Professors David Siddhartha Patel, Mohsen Milani, and F. Gregory Gause will examine Iraqi, Iranian, and Gulf Arab perceptions of a shifting balance of power in the region and its implications for strategic planning and regional stability. Roy Mottahedeh will analyze the role and influence of the Shi’a clerics and institutions in Iraq and Iran on politics and governance.
Webcast

Weighing the Benefits and Costs of Military Action Against Iran

September 13, 2012 // 12:30pm2:00pm
Middle East Program
Former senior national security officials, military officers, and experts with decades of Middle East experience will convene to present the Iran Project’s Report, a balanced, fact-based analysis on the benefits and costs of military action against Iran. Moving the debate past politics and unexamined assumptions about the ability of military action to achieve U.S. objectives, they offer in this report a foundation for clear thinking about the potential use of force against Iran.

The 1967 War and the Demise of Arab Nationalism

September 10, 2012 // 4:00pm5:30pm
History and Public Policy Program
The defeat of Egypt and Syria in the 1967 is often described as a deathblow to pan-Arabism, and it did indeed gravely undermine the regime of Gamal Abdel Nasser. Egyptians, Syrians and Palestinians had in fact already begun to shift towards narrower nation-state nationalism even before the 1967 war, which merely confirmed this reorientation.
Webcast

Will the Ongoing Nuclear Talks with Iran Yield Better Results than Past Efforts?

September 07, 2012 // 10:00am12:00pm
Middle East Program
Experts who participated in a February 2011 seminar on the Brazilian-Turkish mediation with Iran return to the Wilson Center to assess the ongoing negotiations and possible outcomes.
Webcast
Podcast

The Dynamics of Iran’s Domestic Policy

May 22, 2012 // 9:00am10:30am
Middle East Program
On the eve of the Baghdad meeting between Iran and the P5+1, two Iran experts discussed the role of domestic dynamics.
Webcast
Podcast

New Beginning or Just Showdown Postponed?: A Look at the Renewed Talks with Iran over its Nuclear Program

April 24, 2012 // 8:30am9:30am
Middle East Program
Michael Adler was in Istanbul for the breakthrough talks April 14 between Iran and six world powers, which have re-started the negotiating process, and will present his analysis.

Democracy and Human Rights in Iran: A Conference in Honor of Siamak Pourzand [Carnegie]

April 19, 2012 // 9:00am1:45pm
Middle East Program
In commemoration of Siamak Pourzand's life and work, the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, the Saban Center for Middle East Policy at the Brookings Institution, and the Middle East Program held a public conference on the state of democratic values and human rights in Iran. This event took place at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.
The Islamists are Coming Panel

The Islamists Are Coming: Who They Really Are

April 18, 2012 // 12:30pm2:00pm
Islamists are Coming
As dictatorships fall, parties tied to the Arab world’s conservative religious tradition are getting stronger. An expert panel looks at what this means for the US, Israel, and the world—drawing on the new book, The Islamists Are Coming, by Center expert Robin Wright.

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