The timing of this colloquium is intentional – the U.S. is at a critical juncture. The new Biden administration has rare bipartisan support from Congress – support for a fresh policy that reinstates limits on Iran’s nuclear program, curtails its ballistic missile program, and addresses its malign behavior throughout the Middle East – all this coinciding with upcoming presidential elections in the Islamic Republic.
“Red teaming” is an analytic tool born from past failures to challenge assumptions, ignore disconfirming evidence, and disregard alternative perspectives. The resultant red team framework stress-tests strategies and mitigates group think by examining problem sets from myriad perspectives.
The goal of Red Teaming Iran: From the Inside Out is to “stress-test” participants’ thinking of the Iranian security challenge by examining it from the eyes of myriad perspectives: the Iranian perspective, the Middle East perspective, the P5+1 perspective, and finally – how these perspective might inform the US perspective.
The CGSC Foundation is a sponsor of this event.