Please join the Atlantic Council’s Future of Iran Initiative and the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung (FES) for a panel discussion to assess the impact and strategic implications of the United States’ “maximum pressure” campaign against Tehran.

In a paper published by the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung in November 2019, Jalilvand, Slavin, Vogt, Zamirirad, and several other distinguished experts discuss the long-term significance of the US withdrawal from the 2015 nuclear deal, with regard to Iran’s domestic politics, economy, and regional policy, as well as US policy toward Iran and European–Iranian relations. They find that sanctions have taken a heavy toll on the Iranian economy, while having a limited impact in depriving Tehran of the capability to develop nuclear weapons or in changing its regional posture. We have invited several of the authors to the Atlantic Council to present their conclusions.  

The discussion will be held December 12, 2019 from 9:00-10:30 am at the Atlantic Council. The event is open to press and on the record. 

Introductory Remarks

Stuart Eizenstat
Former US Ambassador to the European Union and Board Director
Atlantic Council

Opening Remarks

Knut Dethlefsen
Representative to the United States and Canada

A Conversation With

David Jalilvand
Chief Executive Officer
Orient Matters

Barbara Slavin
Director, Future of Iran Initiative
Atlantic Council

Azadeh Zamirirad
Deputy Head, Middle East and Africa Division
German Institute for International and Security Affairs

Moderated By

Narges Bajoghli
Assistant Professor, Middle East Studies, School of Advanced International Studies
Johns Hopkins University


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