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Iran's Deadly Repression and the U.S. Response

Iran's Deadly Repression and the U.S. Response

In recent months, millions of people have demonstrated against the oppression of the Iranian regime—both in Iran and across the Middle East, in Lebanon and Iraq.

Iran has responded to these protests with deadly violence. Meanwhile, it has continued to rebuild its uranium enrichment program and threatens attacks against the United States and its allies. U.S. officials have strongly condemned Iranian repression and voiced support for those demanding their freedom, yet U.S. policy appears to remain largely focused on preventing a nuclear Iran.

As Washington seeks to impose maximum pressure on Tehran, do these anti-regime protests present an opportunity for U.S. policy? How should the United States respond and what are its options?

Join Hudson Institute for a panel discussion on the situation in Iran and its implications for U.S. foreign policy.


Tony Badran

Research Fellow, Foundation for Defense of Democracies

Michael Doran

Senior Fellow, Hudson Institute

Mariam Memarsadeghi

Democracy Activist and Co-Founder of Tavaana

Blaise Misztal

Fellow, Hudson Institute

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