The Workshop and its Objectives
On 29 November 2018, the Academic Outreach program of the Canadian Security Intelligence Service (CSIS) hosted a workshop to consider how the future of Iran may unfold in light of economic challenges and concomitant political turmoil, as well as to assess the related risks and implications domestically, regionally and for the international community.
Held under the Chatham House rule, the workshop was designed around the work of six experts from Canada, the United States and Europe, and benefited from the insights of security practitioners representing a range of domestic and international experiences. The papers presented at the event form the basis of this report. The entirety of this report reflects the views of those independent experts, not those of CSIS.
The CSIS Academic Outreach program seeks to promote a dialogue between intelligence practitioners and leading specialists from a wide variety of disciplines working in universities, think-tanks, business and other research institutions. It may be that some of our interlocutors hold ideas or promote findings that conflict with the views and analysis of CSIS, but it is for this specific reason that there is value to engage in this kind of conversation.
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