Sanctions, Iran and the New Geopolitics of Energy in the Persian Gulf

Tuesday, April 28, 2020 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm
David Jalilvand

In the standoff over sanctions and the nuclear deal, Iran changed its strategy in May 2019. This ushered in a new phase in the geopolitics of energy in the Persian Gulf. Energy trade and infrastructure became targets for attacks as Tehran seeks to form a link between US economic sanctions, nonproliferation and regional security.

The event will shed light on the drivers behind Tehran’s strategy. It will examine the motivation for Iran to pursue a more assertive strategy, discuss the rationale of Tehran’s new approach, and assess the implications for energy and security in the Persian Gulf and beyond.

Dr. David Jalilvand is an analyst and consultant, advising businesses and organizations on issues at the intersection of politics, economics and energy in the Middle East. He is Managing Director of Orient Matters, a Berlin-based consultancy.

Aurélie Bros is an energy expert with ten years’ experience in the development of Eurasian and global energy markets, Aurélie Bros has worked in international public service, academia, think tanks, and the private sector. She provides ad-hoc research, consultancy, and strategic advice on energy security, the geopolitics of energy, and energy-related economic and financial issues.


David Jalilvand, Managing Director, Orient Matters GMBH; Center Associate, Energy Project, Davis Center
Aurélie Bros, Senior Fellow, Energy Project, Davis Center; Lecturer on Government, Harvard University

Sponsored by the Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies.

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