The Challenge of Uncertainty: Iran’s Ambitions and Choices
Professor Ali Ansari, Associate Fellow, Middle East and North Africa Programme, Chatham House
Shahram Chubin, Nonresident Senior Associate, Nuclear Policy Program, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
Dr Hassan Hakimian, Director, The London Middle East Institute; Reader, Economics Department, School of Oriental and African Studies
Chair: Dr Robin Niblett, Director, Chatham House
With an economy beset by sanctions, concerns about domestic unrest, and ongoing turmoil in Syria threatening to undermine the regional status quo, the prospects for the increasingly divided Iranian regime are unclear. As tensions escalate over the perceived threat of Iran’s nuclear development programme, and uncertainty over Tehran’s intentions and capabilities grows, the speakers will evaluate the country’s domestic politics, the state of the economy and Tehran’s foreign policy.
This event will be followed by a reception at 19:00.