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Check out the latest webinars of the Global Europe Centre on Iran and on Nagorno-Karabakh.

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Iran after Trump

10 March 2021

With Biden in the White House, the Iran nuclear deal is back on the table, but Tehran demands action and the lifting of sanctions. Can we expect a fundamental change in US-Iran relations, just over a year after the killing of General Qasem Soleimani? How do these relations interact with domestic factors in Iran, like the upcoming presidential elections? What role is there for the EU? And how about Iran’s position and regional rivalries in the Middle East?

This webinar brought together three renowned experts to reflect on Iran’s position in the post-Trump world:

Dr Azadeh Zamirirad (Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik)
Dr Cornelius Adebahr (Carnegie Europe)
Dr Peyman Jafari (Princeton University)

Nagorno-Karabakh: From simmering conflict back to full scale war

28 October 2020

The conflict between Armenia and Azerbaijan over the disputed territory of Nagorno-Karabakh is the oldest of the protracted conflicts rooted in the dissolution of the Soviet Union. While a renewed escalation was widely expected, many questions remain about the eruption of the current war. Why did violence flare up now and at this scale? What are the objectives of the conflicting parties? How does it affect the security agenda in the Caucasus? Is there a risk that great powers – Russia, Turkey and Iran – are pulled into the conflict? And are there any hopes for dialogue?

This webinar brought together three leading experts to discuss these questions:

Dr Neil Melvin, Director International Security Studies at the Royal United Services Institute (RUSI), London

Prof. Eiki Berg, Professor of International Relations, University of Tartu

Prof. Kristin M. Bakke, Professor of Political Science and International Relations, University College London

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