The Hoover Institution is hosting the A Live IQ2US Debate: The Maximum Pressure Campaign Against Iran Is Working on March 4th, 2020.
Join the award-winning podcast and national public radio program Intelligence Squared U.S. for a live debate in partnership with The Hoover Institution at Stanford University.
Wednesday, March 4, 2020
5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Hoover Institution, Stanford University
FOR THE MOTION
- Victor Davis Hanson, Hoover Senior Fellow. Military Historian & Author
- H. R. McMaster, Hoover Senior Fellow. Former National Security Advisor
- Martha Crenshaw, Stanford Professor. Terrorism Studies Expert & Author
- Abbas Milani, Hoover Research Fellow. Iran Scholar & Co-Director, Iran Democracy Project
The targeted killing of General Qassim Suleimani sent shockwaves around the world and sparked staunch debate about the Trump administration's "maximum pressure" campaign. Supporters argue that this strategy, which includes leaving the JCPOA and imposing harsh economic sanctions, will safeguard American interests, quell Tehran's human rights abuses, and halt the state's support of terrorist networks. But opponents see "maximum pressure" as dangerously misguided. They argue that abandoning the hard-fought JCPOA and undermining the Iranian economy has promoted violence, isolated allies, and fueled anti-American sentiment. Is the maximum pressure campaign against Iran working?