CARPO has established an Iran-Saudi “track 2” dialogue format in cooperation with the EastWest Institute in Brussels. This initiative entails workshops and publications focussing on the exchange of perspectives on relevant issues between diplomats, policy analysts and security experts from both countries. The first workshop in October 2015 was dedicated to “Iranian and Saudi perspectives on ISIL”, while the second workshop in April 2016 dealt with “Iranian and Saudi Perspectives on the Refugee Crisis”.
The project will continue in 2016 with a third workshop and background briefings for EU institutions on results of the dialogue.
Project duration: 2015-2016
Project partner: EastWest Institute