Activists and experts discuss what Washington can do to curb Tehran’s violent campaigns against Kurdish populations at home and next door in Iraq.
The Washington Institute held a virtual Policy Forum with Abdullah Mohtadi, Shukriya Bradost, and David Pollock. Mohtadi is secretary-general of the Komala Party of Iranian Kurdistan. Bradost is an Iranian Kurdish women’s rights activist and a doctoral candidate at Virginia Tech University. Pollock is the Institute’s Bernstein Fellow and director of Fikra Forum. The following is a rapporteur’s summary of their remarks and the subsequent Q&A session.