International Order & Conflict

The Iranian Presidential Election: A Transatlantic Perspective

Join for a roundtable discussion organized by Stimson’s Security for a New Century (SNC) program and its Middle East and North Africa (MENA) program. Participants include senior Congressional staff and members of the European academic, policy, and think tank community. This transatlantic discussion will focus on how the outcome of the Iranian elections, specifically the presidential election, could shape and be shaped by internal and regional dynamics. It will also look at what this would mean for the U.S.’ and the European Union’s (EU) positioning towards Iran, both independently and in coordination with each other.

The discussion will also highlight potential follow-up talks between the U.S. and Iran after a new nuclear agreement is reached. Key stakeholders in the U.S. will want to protect their interests in the wider Middle East region, and U.S. regional allies will want (and will pressure U.S. President Biden to pursue) a secondary deal that includes their regional security concerns.

If you are interested in future events by Security for a New Century or the Middle East and North Africa program, or have any questions about this event, please contact Carolyn Haggis ([email protected]) or Desirée Custers ([email protected]).

Featured Speakers 

Adnan Tabatabai, Co-founder and CEO, Center for Applied Research in Partnership with the Orient (CARPO), Bonn, Germany

Kirsten Fontenrose, Director of the Scowcroft Middle East Security Initiative, Atlantic Council, Washington, D.C. 

Moderated by

Kawa Hassan, Executive Director of Stimson Europe and Senior Fellow and Director of Stimson’s MENA program, Brussels, Belgium 

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