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Where is Transatlantic Iran Policy Heading?

Vortrag und Diskussion mit Jonathan Paris

25. April 2013, 12.15 Uhr
Allianz-Forum, Berlin

Die Veranstaltung richtete sich an Mitglieder des Bundestages und ausgesuchtes Fachpublikum 

Einleitende Worte von 

Bettina Kudla, Mitglied des Bundestages, CDU

Michael Spaney, Vorstand Mideast Freedom Forum Berlin.

Moderation: Saba Farzan, deutsch-iranische Publizistin, Senior Fellow und Head of Iran Research beim Mideast Freedom Forum Berlin.

Event in English.

For an entire decade the United States and democratic nations have been visibly preoccupied with Iran’s nuclear threat. The roots of the conflict date back to the mid-1990s, and go to the very core of Iran’s regime. Even without nuclear weapons, the Iranian dictatorship has been the most dangerous sponsor of terrorism, Islamist radicalism and severe human rights violations towards its own people.

Where does transatlantic Iran policy stand at this moment? And more importantly where is it heading? What are the timelines and red lines that American, Israeli and European perspectives look at in this crisis? What options exist to find a solution to this conflict?

Jonathan Paris is a London-based analyst with wide research interests that include Europe and transatlantic relations, the Middle East and North Africa, Africa, Turkey, Pakistan, Indonesia, international security, demography and economic development. Since 2002, he has written several “futures” studies for the US government. Since 2008, he has been an outside associate at the US NIC, where he has participated actively in the recent NIC Global Trends 2030 Report.

Jonathan is a Non-resident Senior Fellow with the Atlantic Council, Senior Advisor to the Chertoff Group, and Associate Fellow at the International Centre for the Study of Radicalization (ICSR) at King’s College London. Prior to moving to London in 2001, he was a Middle East Fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations from 1995-2000.

In 2011 Jonathan wrote an extensive Iran study for Legatum Institute, a London based think tank.