Can Non-Violent Resistance Work in Iran?

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Can Non-Violent Resistance Work in Iran?

Robert Toscano, Ramin Jahanbegloo, Karim Sadjadpour
Friday, March 25, 2011 – Washington, D.C.

With popular protest movements engulfing the Middle East, Iran’s opposition movement hopes to rekindle the momentum that brought millions of Iranians to the streets in the summer of 2009. Their strategy of non-violent protest, however, has so far been suffocated by the Islamic Republic’s massive security presence in the streets, willingness to use violence against protesters, mass imprisonments, and communication embargoes.
The Carnegie Endowment hosted Iranian political philosopher Ramin Jahanbegloo and Italian diplomat and author Roberto Toscano to discuss the prospects for non-violent resistance in Iran. Carnegie’s Karim Sadjadpour moderated.

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