FP contributors weigh in on the latest from Iran

We’ve had a whole lot of content on Iran this week tied to today’s demonstrations. Here’s a quick guide: Colum Lynch profiled the key players in the Iran sanctions debate.  Daniel Drezner wondered how we will be able to tell if the protests are having any effect.  Stephen Walt said the lack of reliable information ...

By , a former associate editor at Foreign Policy.
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Tens of thousands of Iranians attend a rally to mark the 31th anniversary of the Islamic revolution in Azadi (Freedom) Square in southwestern Tehran on February 11, 2010. Iranian opposition leaders Mohammad Khatami and Mehdi Karroubi came under attack and their supporters clashed with police as vast crowds massed in the Iranian capital to mark the 1979 revolution. AFP PHOTO/ATTA KENARE (Photo credit should read ATTA KENARE/AFP/Getty Images)

We've had a whole lot of content on Iran this week tied to today's demonstrations. Here's a quick guide:

Colum Lynch profiled the key players in the Iran sanctions debate.  Daniel Drezner wondered how we will be able to tell if the protests are having any effect.  Stephen Walt said the lack of reliable information makes it impossible to know.  Former Iranian finance minister Jahangir Amuzegar argued that the Islamic republic's real problems are economic.  Marc Lynch argued that, like it or not, negotiations with Tehran are still the best option.
Blake Hounshell said to look out for signs that the regime’s security forces are refusing to crack down Peter Feaver felt that the Iranian people are the last chance left to prevent a disastrous confronation with the West.  Mark Dubowitz said that despite the debate in Washington on tougher measures, the current sanctions on Iran are already working.  Alireza Nader and Trita Parsi described a "third way" for Washington to help the Iranian protesters, between direct confrontation and complete disengagement. Will Inboden suggested that the White House "go green" this week.  David Kenner took a look at the U.S. "bomb Iran caucus."

 

We’ve had a whole lot of content on Iran this week tied to today’s demonstrations. Here’s a quick guide:

 

Joshua Keating was an associate editor at Foreign Policy. Twitter: @joshuakeating

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