Tehran conference on Iran’s Nuclear Energy Program

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.

Tehran report on Iran and Iraq

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

List of Participants from Outside Iran

Prof. Abdulkareem Aldekhayel, Professor of  Political Science and Associate Professor, Dept. of  Political Science, King Saud University,  Riyadh, Saudi Arabia (1996-2005) [formerly: Visiting Scholar, John Olin Institute for Strategic Studies,  Harvard  University, US (1996-1997), Assistant Professor, Dept. of  Poltical Science, King Saud University,  Riyadh,  Saudi Arabia (1991-1996)

Dr. Sami M.K.M. Al-Faraj, President, Kuwait Centre for Strategic Studies, Kuwait City

Mr. Hashim Al Sharaa, Director General, Iraqi National Monitoring Directorate, Baghdad [formerly: Scientific Researcher-Scientific Research Council, Baghdad]

Dr. Jeffrey Boutwell, Executive Director, Pugwash Conferences on Science and World Affairs, Washington, DC, USA; Member, Pugwash Executive Committee [formerly: Associate Executive Officer, American Academy of Arts and Sciences, Cambridge; Staff Aide, National Security Council, Washington, DC]

Dr. Thomas B. Cochran, Director, Nuclear Program, Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), Washington, DC, USA

Prof. Paolo Cotta-Ramusino, Secretary-General, Pugwash Conferences on Science and World Affairs; Member, Pugwash Executive Committee; Professor of Mathematical Physics, University of Milan, Italy; Director, Program on Disarmament and International  Security, Landau Network – Centro Volta, Como, Italy [formerly: Secretary General, Union of Italian Scientists for Disarmament (USPID)]

Dr. Patrick M. Cronin, Director of Studies, The International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS), London, UK

Mr. Emile El-Hokayem, Research Associate, The Henry L. Stimson Center, Washington, DC, USA

Mr. Mark Fitzpatrick, Senior Fellow for Non-Proliferation, International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS), London, UK

Dr. Jozef Goldblat, Vice-President, Geneva International Peace Research Institute (GIPRI), Geneva; Senior Research Fellow, UNIDIR, Geneva  [formerly: Director of Studies, SIPRI]

Dr. Rosemary Hollis, Director of Research, Chatham House, London, UK

Mr. Hou Hongyu, Research Fellow, Chinese People’s Association for Peace and Disarmament (CPAPD), Beijing, China

Dr. Rebecca E. Johnson, Executive Director, The Acronym Institute for Disarmament Diplomacy, London, UK

Dr. Venance Journé, Researcher, National Scientific Research Council (CNRS), Paris, France; [formerly: Member, Pugwash Executive Committee]

Dr. Riad Kahwaji, Chief Executive Office, Institute for Near East & Gulf Military Analysis (INEGMA), Dubai, UAE

Mr. Michael A. Levi, Fellow for Science and Technology, Council on Foreign Relations

Morten Bremer Maerli, Senior Research Fellow, , The Norwegian Institute of International Affairs, Oslo, Norway

Lt.-Gen. (ret.) Talat Masood, Independent Columnist, Commentator and Analyst, Islamabad, Pakistan [formerly: retired Lt. General; Secretary, Defence Production Division, Ministry of Defence; Chairman, Pakistan Ordnance Factories Board; various command, staff and instructional appointments in the armed forces]

Dr. Bill Miller, Diplomat/Historian, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, and Search for Common Ground, Washington, DC, USA

Mr. Niu Qiang, Secretary General, Chinese People’s Association for Peace and Disarmament (CPAPD), Beijing, China

Dr. Jose Mauro Esteves dos Santos, General Secretary, Brazilian Argentine Accounting and Control Agency (ABACC), Rio de Janeiro, Brazil [formerly: Chairman, Brazilian Nuclear Energy Commission (CNEN), Chairman of the Board of the Brazilian Nuclear Industries (INB), Chairman of the Board Nuclebrás Heavy Equipments (NUCLEP)]

Mr. Husamuddin Gaber Sayed, Researcher, International Studies and Dialogue of Civilizations Programme, Bahrain Centre for Studies and Research, Kingdom of Bahrain

Amb. Mohamed Shaker, Vice Chairman, Egyptian Council for Foreign Affairs (ECFA), Cairo; Chairman, Sawiris Foundation for Social Development; Chairman, Regional Information Technology Institute (RITI) [formerly: Ambassador to the UN (New York), Vienna (IAEA) and London]

Mr. Jon Wolfsthal, Fellow, International Security Program, Center for Strategic and International Studies, Washington, DC, USA; Professional Lecturer, Georgetown University [formerly: Special Assistant for Policy, US Department of Energy; Professorial lecturer, Johns Hopkins University]

Dr. Bob van der Zwaan, Senior Scientific Researcher, Energy research Center of the Netherlands (ECN), Amsterdam, and Harvard University [formerly : Researcher at: Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (IVM); CISAC, Stanford University; IFRI, Paris; and CERN, Geneva]

International Student/Young Pugwash

Ms. Aleksandra Dzisiów, PhD student in Iranian Sciences, and Participant in Postgraduate Studies of National Security at the Academy of National Defence

Mr. Juan Pablo Pardo-Guerra, Chair of the Executive Board, International Student/Young Pugwash; Postgraduate Student, Science Studies Unit, University of Edinburgh

Mr. Benjamin Rusek, Research Associate, Committee on International Security and Arms Control (CISAC), National Academy of Sciences, Washington, DC, USA; Member, Executive Board, International Student/Young Pugwash

Pugwash staff

Claudia Vaughn, Program Coordinator, Pugwash Conferences