Inside Iran

Nazila Fathi, Former Reporter, The New York Times

Two years after massive protests rocked the streets of Tehran and other Iranian cities, the Islamic regime has managed to retain its grip on power even as its neighborhood has been engulfed in historic transformation. In the face of stalled nuclear diplomacy, increasing sanctions, and ongoing debate on containment strategies, Iran remains a major preoccupation for the international community. Often shrouded in secrecy and imposing limits on media access, how can the West understand Iran’s present political dynamics and leadership challenges? What happened to the once burgeoning Green Movement? Come hear Nazila Fathi’s inside perspective on Iran, its evolving politics, and what we can expect in the coming months.

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Pre-Reads

Sarah Morgan and Andrew Apostolou "Why Obama Should Highlight Iran’s Human Rights Abuses," Foreign Affairs, November 7, 2011

Nazila Fathi "The Iranian Exile's Eye," The New York Times, November 16, 2010

Nazila Fathi "What We Got Right," Foreign Policy, June 10, 2010