Post-Election Iran and the International Implications
Dr Arshin Adib-Moghaddam, Lecturer in Comparative and International Politics of the Middle East, Department of Politics and International Studies, School of Oriental and African Studies.
Baqer Moin, author, Khomeini, Life of the Ayatollah and former Head, BBC Persian Service
Chair: Sir Richard Dalton, Associate Fellow, Middle East and North Africa Programme, Chatham House; British Ambassador to Iran (2002-06)
Iran has a political order that claims divine sanction and general popular support but that is undergoing a crisis of credibility and authority in an atmosphere of acute domestic tension. Moreover its power in the region makes its neighbours and rivals very nervous, and it is subject to UN sanctions on account of the perceived risk that its civil nuclear programme hides a military ambition to become a nuclear weapon state. The speakers will explore the latest developments in the post-election crisis.