Webinar on-demand: Maximum pressure or maximum failure — America’s shrinking options on Iran



Thursday, June 4 at 1:00 PM ET: the Quincy Institute hosted a Zoom webinar on U.S.-Iran tensions and America’s shrinking options on Iran.


In May 2018, Trump left the Iran nuclear deal and adopted a policy called Maximum Pressure — sanctions on steroids — ostensibly to force Iran to renegotiate a new deal with Trump. It was also promised to roll back Iran’s influence in the region, secure the release of all American prisoners in Iran, and the complete elimination of Iran’s enrichment activities. Two years later, Iran has increased its nuclear enrichment, the U.S. and Iran have been minutes away from war on at least two occasions and Iran’s influence in the region is — according to the Trump administration itself — more problematic than before.


Watch this QI-hosted discussion of America’s options on Iran going forward. Speakers included the former Obama administration official Jarrett Blanc, independent journalist Negar Mortazavi, and MIT professor and key architect of the restraint movement, Barry Posen. The conversation was moderated by QI’s Trita Parsi.