Inside Iran: Forty Years After the Iranian Revolution

January 29, 2019

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Forty years after the end of the 1979 Islamic Revolution in Iran, panelists for this two session symposium examine how the country has changed since the fall of the Shah, the effects of the revolution on Iran’s domestic and foreign policies, the internal and external challenges facing the country, and the future of the unstable relationship between Iran and the United States.

SESSION I: Iran’s Internal Challenges and Domestic Politics

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Panelists discuss the political and economic challenges facing Iran internally, including the recent protests and the pressure to deliver economic development under the stress of sanctions.

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SESSION II: Iran’s Imperial Foreign Policy

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Panelists analyze Iran's foreign policy strategy, including its regional ambitions and interference in Syria and Yemen, and offer recommendations on ways the United States should proceed after the Trump administration's withdrawal from the JCPOA.

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