On 25 April 2006 Pugwash co-hosted with the Center for Strategic Research, Tehran, a conference on Iran’s Nuclear Energy Program: Policies & Prospects, in Tehran, Iran.
The conference was hosted by the Expediency Council’s Center for Strategic Research. The first part of the conference looked at developments in Iraq and their implications for Iran, Iraq’s other neighbors and regional stability. The second part of the conference examined Iran’s nuclear program and regional security. Part of the conference was open to the public and the media and distinguished speakers included Expediency Council Chairman Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani, Secretary of the Supreme National Security Council Ali Larijani, Foreign Minister Manoucher Mottaki, and former Secretary of the Supreme National Security Council and head of the Center for Strategic Research Hassan Rohani. Closed-door, expert-only workshops delved into more detailed and technical discussions of the topics at hand.
Rapporteur: Emile El-Hokayem
Ensuring the Peaceful Use of Iran’s Uranium Enrichment Capability by Thomas B. Cochran, Ph.D., Director Nuclear Program and Christopher Paine, Senior Analyst, Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. 24-25 April 2006:
Diplomatic Means Have not been Exhausted: Against Alarmism in the Conflict over Iran’s Nuclear Programme by Michael Brzoska, Götz Neuneck, and Oliver Meier
Ten Key Factors for Finding a Negotiated Solution to Iran’s Nuclear Issue by Dr. Seyed Hossein Mousavian, International Conference on Iran’s Nuclear Energy Program: Policies & Prospects
The Future of the NPT in the light of Iran’s Nuclear Dossier by Nasser Saghafi-Ameri
Iraq’s Challenges of State/Nation-Building Process and Regional Implications Paper prepared for Pugwash-CSR Conference on Recent developments in Iraq and the Prospects for Regional Security, Tehran, Iran, 24 April 2006 by Kayhan Barzegar
Security Arrangements in the Gulf Region by Dr. Patrick Cronin, Director of Studies, IISS and Mark Fitzpatrick, Senior Fellow for Non-Proliferation, IISS