Expert Views on Iran and the Future of Current Negotiations

On April 4 2014, CITpax held the seventh edition of the Iran Dialogues in cooperation with the Embassy of Canada in Spain. Dr. Peter Jones, Associate Professor in the Graduate School of Public and International Affairs at the University of Ottawa analysed the past round of negotiations between Iran and the P+5, the likely next steps, as well as past and current Track II initiatives

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Iran and Europe: Friend or Foe?

On February 13, 2014 the sixth edition of the Iran Dialogues was held at the headquarters of the Instituto de Empresa (IE) in Madrid. The guest speaker was Dr. Rouzbeh Parsi, former Senior Analyst at the EU Institute for Security Studies. The meeting analysed the role that the EU will play at the next negotiating stage with Iran, and the chances that Europe has to increase its role as a more autonomous and relevant partner.Read more

Iran: Ideology and nation-building

On 25 October 2013, CITpax organised a public lecture by Professor Ali Ansari (University of St. Andrews), a specialist on Iran and author, among other publications, of the book The Politics of Nationalism in Modern Iran. The conference was held in Madrid at the headquarters of the Instituto de Empresa (IE), and was organised in collaboration with the IE, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Spain and the City of Barcelona.Read more

Talking to Iran

The challenge posed by the nuclear issue and international sanctions on Iran requires a complex understanding of regional issues and their interconnections, as well as Iran’s interests. To address these issues, members of the CITpax´s Middle East and the Mediterranean Programme in 2012 established a working group on the Iranian issue that has resulted in a series of monthly meetings, under the label of Iran Dialogues. The working group consists of a variety of Spanish and international experts, including two specialists from CIDOB (Emma Hooper and the former Italian Ambassador to Iran Roberto...Read more

The Direction of Iran's foreign policy

On September 27 2013, a meeting took place in Madrid with experts on Iran, representatives of the Spanish Ministries of Foreign Affairs and Defense, Mohammad Ali Shabani (Iranian researcher at SOAS in London) and Roberto Toscano (former Italian Ambassador to Iran and currently research associate at CIDOB). The meeting was organised at the headquarters of CITpax in collaboration with the LSE and with the support of the Spanish MFA and the city of Barcelona.Read more

Present and future of negotiations with Iran

A closed-door round-table was held at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Spain with experts on Iran and Spanish high-level officials. Presentations were given by Javier Solana and Shlomo Ben Ami, following an introductory speech by the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Spain, José Manuel García-Margallo. The event was organised in collaboration with the Spanish MFA, and took place on 26 November 2013.Read more