Iran’s Nuclear Aspirations and Role in the Region: Possible Scenarios and Solutions

Event Date: 
Thursday, July 5, 2007 to Sunday, July 8, 2007
Location: 
Triesenberg, Liechtenstein

This Liechtenstein Colloquium, “Iran’s Nuclear Aspirations and Role in the Region: Possible Scenarios and Solutions,” was held July 5-8, 2007 in Triesenberg, Liechtenstein. The meeting continued discussions by Iran experts begun at Princeton University at an LISD-sponsored colloquium, “Iran, the West, and the Region,” held March 11-12, 2007. The meeting convened leading policy-makers, academics, diplomats, and representatives of the public and private sector from the US, EU, Iran, and the wider region. The conference was funded in part through a grant from the Carnegie Corporation of New York.

The Triesenberg conference considered Iran from the domestic, regional, and international perspectives. Panel discussions focused on the current standing of Iran’s nuclear program and domestic politics; the reactions to Iran’s nuclear ambitions by regional actors including other nations in the Middle East, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Russia, and China; nuclear technology; and elements of a possible “Grand Bargain.”

This conference was the fourth LISD-sponsored conference on Iran. In addition to the March 2007 colloquium convened in Princeton, previous meetings have included “Iran’s Security Challenges and the Region,” held March 17-20, 2005 in Triesenberg, Liechtenstein, and “Iran, Its Nuclear Ambitions, the Region, and the West,” held March 31 - April 1, 2006 at Princeton University.