Raised Stakes: U.S. Policy Toward Iran in 2018

Wilson Center, Washington, D.C.

16 January 2018

The International Crisis Group will be partnering with the Wilson Center to host a conference in Washington, D.C., discussing the role of Iran in the Middle East and the challenges the Trump administration policy toward Iran may encounter in 2018.


With the exception of North Korea, there is probably no higher foreign policy priority for the Trump administration in 2018 than dealing with Iran. Recent mass demonstrations in the Islamic Republic, Iran’s emboldened posture in the region, and the fate of the Iran nuclear agreement create uncertainty and raised stakes as the U.S. tries to define its approach toward the country.

Indeed, what is the Trump administration’s policy toward Iran and how is it likely to be implemented in the year ahead? Will 2018 see confrontation, compromise, accommodation or a hybrid?

Visit the website of the Wilson Center to learn more and register for this event.


The Honorable Jane Harman

Director, President, and CEO, Wilson Center


Robert Malley

President and CEO, International Crisis Group and former Senior Advisor to President Obama for the Counter-ISIL Campaign

Laura Secor
Freelance journalist and author, Children of Paradise: The Struggle for the Soul of Iran

Ali Vaez
Iran Project Director, International Crisis Group


Aaron David Miller

Vice President for New Initiatives and Director, Middle East Program, Wilson Center

This event is co-hosted with the Wilson Center and the International Crisis Group.

Event Details

Tuesday, January 16, 2018
3:00-4:30 pm

Flom Auditorium, 6th floor

Wilson Center
Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center
One Woodrow Wilson Plaza
1300 Pennsylvania, Ave., NW
Washington, D.C. 20004

Phone: 202.691.4000


Crisis Group Speakers

Robert Malley

Former President & CEO

Ali Vaez

Senior Adviser to the President & Project Director, Iran

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