Lectures and Trainings

The Module on Iran and the Region

2016 / 11 / 12

On 3-12 November, 2016 Alex Vatanka, and Expert in the Middle Eastern regional security affairs and a Senior Fellow in Middle East Studies at the Jamestown Foundation delivered the course on Iran and the Region at the Georgian Foundation for Strategic and International Relations (Rondeli Foundation).

The module included the following topics: an introduction to Iran and Iranian politics, a history of Iranian-US relations from 1941 until today, relations of Iran with its Northern neighbors (Russia, the Central Asian and the South Caucasus States), Iran’s other key strategic foreign policy priorities (The EU, Turkey, China, Japan and others) and finally its role in the various pan-regional transport and energy projects.

The module was conducted in the framework of the training program on National Security and Public Policy designed to prepare the policy analysts for the national security community for careers as government policymakers in defense/security agencies, diplomats and non- governmental policy analysts.

The training program is implemented by Rondeli Foundation and supported by the U.S. Government.

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