6 May 2021 – the fourth event of our Global Middle East Seminar Series, organized together with the Wilson Center, featured Timothy Nunan and Katelyn Tietzen. They were be joined by Barın Kayaoğlu, who acted as discussant. The panelists discussed Iranian and Iraqi foreign policies in the 1980s, and they looked beyond the Iran-Iraq War to questions about the transformation of the international politics of the Middle East in a formative decade. Among other issues, they examined the Iranian and Iraqi pursuit of influence abroad, including through the activities of transnational actors in Lebanon and Libya. Situating Iranian and Iraqi politics in these terms highlighted a moment that transcended Cold War divisions and reshaped regional politics in ways that remain significant today.

To watch a recorded version of the event, please click here.