On Tuesday 4 June 2019, the MEDirections organised a roundtable debate on From Political Engagement to Political Demonisation: US-Iran Policy 2013-2019.
The speakers at the roundtable were:
Eric Hooglund, an American political scientist and an expert on contemporary Iran and Middle East Politics.
Luigi Narbone, the Director of the Middle East Directions Programme at the Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies at the European University Institute.
Tamer Badawi , a Policy Leader Fellow at the School of Transnational Governance at the European University Institute.
Abdolrasool Divsallar, a Senior Research Fellow at the Institute for Middle East Strategic Studies (IMESS), in Tehran.
Cinzia Bianco is a Senior Analyst and researcher at Gulf State Analytics focused on the international relations, politics, and security of the Gulf region.
The following MEMO is a brief summary of the main points and insights from the panel.