Iran: Protests, politics and power

Join Robert Macaire, UK ambassador to Iran (2018-21), and others to discuss what the protests mean for Iran’s domestic, regional and global power.

Members event, Panel
16 November 2022 — 6:00PM TO 7:00PM

Protests in Iran, spurred after Masha Amini died in police custody, have drawn focus on how Iranians feel about state repression, a struggling economy and global isolation. Iran is facing the most adamant challenge to its power structure since the ‘green movement’ in 2009 with protests taking place in more than 50 cities and towns across the country. There is no sign that the government will back down but what will that decision mean for the power it can wield at home and abroad?

This conversation examines how the protests impact Iran’s domestic power, its regional relationships and its relations with the US.

  • What do the protests demonstrate about Iran’s power domestically and regionally?

  • How do the protests influence the JCPOA?

  • What will the government gain if they hold a hard line on protesters?

  • How do the protests impact Iran’s regional activities?

As with all members events, questions from the audience drive the conversation.

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