Iran's Regional Role After the Nuclear Deal

A conversation with:
Nasser Hadian
University of Tehran 

Bilal Saab
Senior Fellow, Middle East Peace and Security Initiative, Brent Scowcroft Center on International Security
Atlantic Council

Moderated by:
Barbara Slavin
Senior Fellow, South Asia Center 
Atlantic Council 

An internal debate is occurring within Iran about its regional role in the aftermath of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) on Iran's nuclear program. Nasser Hadian will present the findings of his new paper which argues that Iranian policymakers are divided between those who believe Iran must act more forcefully to help stabilize its neighbors and those who advocate a more minimalist approach– contrary to perceptions that Iran is solely determined to expand its intervention in regional conflicts, Particularly as they formulate their own JCPOA posture, US policymakers should be aware of this debate, seeking ways, where possible, of working with Iran to decrease conflict and to prevent traditional US allies from exacerbating instability.

The Iran Task Force, chaired by Ambassador Stuart E. Eizenstat, seeks to perform a comprehensive analysis of Iran's internal political landscape and its role in the region and globally, and explore opportunities for an improved relationship with the West. It is supported generously by the Ploughshares Fund.  


DATE:                 Monday, September 14, 2015 

TIME:                  2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. 

LOCATION:         Atlantic Council 

                           1030 15th St. NW, 12th Floor 
                           Washington, DC 20005 

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