3 Events

Navy of the Army of the Guardians of the Islamic Revolution commandos and missile boats in Great Prophet IX Maneuver in the general area of Strait of Hormuz, Persian Gulf, 25–27 February 2015.

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Seminar - Open to the Public

No Conquest, No Defeat: Iran's National Security Policies

Thu., Dec. 7, 2017 | 12:15pm - 2:00pm

1 Brattle Square - Room 350

Speaker: Ariane Tabatabai, Postdoctoral Research Fellow, International Security Program

Ariane Tabatabai will discuss the role of strategic culture in shaping Iran's national security policies. She will map the Iranian national security decision-making process and the drivers framing the country's security thinking and policies.

Please join us! Coffee and tea provided. Everyone is welcome, but admittance will be on a first come–first served basis.

God, Country, and the Bomb: How Religious and National Identities Shape Nuclear Narrative in the Muslim World

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Seminar - Open to the Public

God, Country, and the Bomb: How Religious and National Identities Shape Nuclear Narrative in the Muslim World

Thu., Jan. 30, 2014 | 12:15pm - 2:00pm

John F. Kennedy School of Government - Littauer Building, Belfer Center Library, Room L369

Iran and Pakistan have generated much debate with their respective nuclear dossier and nuclear weapons program. Both countries are Muslim-majority states, where religion and nationalism have shaped nuclear narrative. Ariane Tabatabai will examine the complex relationship between religious and national identities in both countries and their influence in fashioning nuclear narrative.

Please join us! Coffee and tea provided. Everyone is welcome, but admittance will be on a first come–first served basis.

Seminar - Open to the Public

Islamic Bomb Forensics

Wed., Oct. 9, 2013 | 10:00am - 11:30am

John F. Kennedy School of Government - Littauer Building, Belfer Center Library, Room L369

Does Islam in fact govern the production, possession, and use of nuclear weapons, by prohibiting, tolerating, or rather encouraging the acquisition of such weapons? This seminar will identify and assess the potential strategic implications of this legal outcome, including the impact of the religious discourse on regional stability and national and international security.