Roundtable Discussion on Iran’s Influence in Afghanistan

The Middle East/Southwest Asia program at Stimson hosted a roundtable discussion on Iran’s Influence in Afghanistan.  The discussion centered on a recent RAND study on Iranian objectives in Afghanistan, the cooperation between Washington and Tehran amid an anticipated nuclear deal and the US drawdown in 2016 and the future of Iran-Afghan relations.

Participants included:

Alireza Nader, Senior International Policy Analyst at Rand Corporation and Author of Iran’s Influence in Afghanistan

Hassan Abbas, Professor at National Defense University and Author of The Taliban Revival (Yale University Press, 2014).  

Ellen Laipson, President of The Stimson Center and Author of Engaging Iran on Afghanistan (Stimson Publication, March 2012).

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