The Future of Iran Initiative and The Iran Project invite you to “Iran Looks East,” a major conference on Iran’s evolving economic and strategic relationships. As implementation of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) marks its second anniversary, Iran is increasingly, if reluctantly, looking to Asia for trade and investment. US uncertainty toward the JCPOA and Iran has been opposed by European governments but threats of renewed US extra-territorial sanctions have raised the risks for European businesses contemplating returning to the Islamic Republic. At the same time, Iran also appears to be cementing a strategic partnership with Russia to improve its leverage against its perceived threats.

Please join us on Friday, January 19, from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm for this timely public discussion at the Atlantic Council headquarters (1030 15th Street NW, 12th Floor, West Tower Elevators).