Talk: Tensions, sanctions, and the future of Iran – a joint event with the St andrews Persian Society

Andrew Eccles
Tuesday 5 February 2019

The Lafayette Club in collaboration with the St Andrews Persian Society invite you to a discussion on the future of Iran with Professor Ali Ansari. Nearly 15 years ago, Ali Ansari, a famous historian on Iran and its international relations, awarded an honorary doctorate to Mohammad Khatami, the President of Iran. Since then, the world has changed. Iran has suffered under harsh global sanctions, dealt with civil wars in Syria and Yemen, and undergone heightening tensions between itself and Saudi Arabia. This talk will examine the different possible paths and outcomes for the Islamic Republic. Will the efforts of Republicans and Israeli parties bring about regime change? Will Saudi and Iranian wars spread to other Gulf countries? Will an increase in domestic pressure and sanctions bring about an economic collapse? Join us on the 5th of March to find out the destiny of this three thousand year old nation. The event will also entail a Q&A session, and end with a book launch.

  • Tuesday, March 5, 2019
  • 6:30 PM  7:30 PM

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