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Video Event | Analyzing the Impact of the "Maximum Pressure" Campaign on Iran Amid Coronavirus

Video Event | Analyzing the Impact of the "Maximum Pressure" Campaign on Iran Amid Coronavirus

Please be advised: This event will be premiering at 12:00 p.m. EDT, Wednesday, May 6.

The Islamic Republic of Iran is in the midst of a severe political and economic crisis brought on by the Trump administration’s “maximum pressure” campaign and worsened by the coronavirus outbreak. The regime has called for Washington to lift U.S. sanctions on humanitarian grounds, and significant voices, including from previous administrations, have called for the easing of sanctions on the basis of compassion.

However, the crisis presents the United States with opportunities to increase the pressure not only on the regime, but also on its proxies—Hezbollah first among them. What is the range of policy options toward Iran and Hezbollah that Washington faces? What is the goal of maximum pressure as currently implemented? Should the Trump administration stay the course or consider refining the policy?

Join Hudson Institute for a conversation on U.S. policy toward Iran.

Speakers

David Asher

Senior Fellow, Hudson Institute

Michael Doran

Senior Fellow, Hudson Institute

Scott Modell

Managing Director, Rapidan Energy Group and former Senior Iran Operations Officer, Central Intelligence Agency

Mohsen Sazegara

President, Research Institute on Contemporary Iran

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