The Post-Election Relationship with Iran

December 8, 2008 | 12:00 AM
Cannon House Office Building, Room 121

Bahman Baktiari, director of Research and Academic Programming in the School of Policy and International Affairs at the University of Maine, will join us for a discussion on the relationship with Iran in the wake of the recent U.S. elections.  What is the outlook?  How will Iran’s domestic politics, economic prospects, and relations with Iraq and the Gulf States affect the U.S. approach to this relationship?  Iran’s own presidential elections are set for June 2009 with Mahmoud Ahmadinejad as the incumbent.  Will a possible change of power in Tehran signal a change in direction for Iran’s nuclear program? 

This briefing is the seventh in an ongoing series on the US and Iran that Security for a New Century has developed in partnership with the US Institute of Peace. The series aims to explore a wide range of political, economic, social and cultural issues which influence US - Iranian relations.


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