WASHINGTON, DC – The J Street Policy Center today released a report with analysis and recommendations stemming from the group’s March 2023 symposium on US policy toward Iran. The report comes in the week leading up to the fifth anniversary of former President Donald Trump’s unilateral abandonment of the Iran Deal on May 8, 2018.
Titled “After ‘Maximum Pressure’: Formulating an Effective US Strategy on Iran, the report sets out how the United States can best advance American interests – and the interests of US allies – in addressing Iran’s advancing nuclear program, support for terrorism against Israel and other destabilizing activities, provision of drones to Russia and brutal crackdown on its own citizens. Drawing on insights from the symposium’s participants, the group’s new report includes a number of recommendations for the Biden Administration, including:
“After five years of deepening crises, it’s time to move past the unmitigated failure of ‘maximum pressure,’” said J Street’s Senior Vice President for Policy and Strategy Dylan Williams. “The record has shown that the security interests of the American people and our partners in the Middle East are better served by pragmatic diplomacy than reckless belligerence. This report sets out how President Biden can retake America’s lead in countering threats from Iran’s regime and in reducing instability and conflict in the region.”
Read the J Street Policy Center's report with analysis and recommendations stemming from the group’s March 2023 symposium on US policy toward Iran