5 Events

Azadi Tower, Azadi Square, Meydea-e Azadi, Meydan-e Shahyad, Tehran province, Iran Flag colors

Creative Commons/Mahdi Kalhor

Seminar - Open to the Public

Iranian Grand Strategy: Deterring and Contesting the American Hegemon since 1979

Thu., Mar. 29, 2018 | 12:15pm - 2:00pm

One Brattle Square - Room 350

Speaker: Mahsa Rouhi, Postdoctoral Research Fellow, International Security Program/Project on Managing the Atom

Theories of grand strategy tend to focus on major powers. This seminar sheds light on the grand strategy of the Islamic Republic of Iran, a regional power. It explores the principles of Iranian grand strategy, whether explicitly stated or implicit in its national policies. The speaker will provide an analysis that lays out the grand strategy, its elements, and how it provides a framework to guide all Iranian foreign policy. 

Please join us! Coffee and tea provided. Everyone is welcome, but admittance will be on a first come–first served basis.

Co-sponsored by Project on Managing the Atom

Seminar - Open to the Public

Security Policy Analysis in Revolutionary States: The Case of Iran

Thu., Nov. 20, 2014 | 12:15pm - 2:00pm

Littauer Building - Belfer Center Library, Room 369

How can scholars and policymakers effectively explain security decisions in revolutionary states or states where religion or ideology influences security policies? The lack of an adequate approach has led to misunderstandings and occasionally claims that the decision-making process in these states is inexplicable. The presentation explores the security decisions of the Islamic Republic of Iran by proposing a new model for analyzing decisions in revolutionary states.

Please join us! Coffee and tea provided. Everyone is welcome, but admittance will be on a first come–first served basis.

Iranian Revolutionary Guards & volunteer tank hunters give victory signs on the southern front of the Iran-Iraq War, Dec. 1982. On motorcycles & armed with Soviet-made rocket-propelled grenades,they were a fast, highly-mobile force against Iraqi armor.

AP Photo

Seminar - Open to the Public

Understanding Iran's Security

Thu., May 5, 2011 | 12:15pm - 2:00pm

Littauer Building - Belfer Center Library, Room 369

To what extent do bureaucracies shape security decision-making in Iran? The seminar focuses on Iranian decision-making during a subset of major episodes of security decision-making such as the Iran-Iraq war and nuclear negotiations. This seminar also assesses the impact of bureaucracies and the interplay among different actors and institutions within the Iranian government on the process and policy outcome of these episodes.

Please join us! Coffee and tea provided. Everyone is welcome, but admittance will be on a first come–first served basis.