On Thursday, September 14, the Atlantic Council launched two new reports with conversation about newly revealed digital forensic evidence of Iran’s regional presence, and US strategy options to address the Iranian challenge. Revolution Unveiled: A Closer Look at Iran’s Presence and Influence in the Middle East, by Phillip Smyth, Tim Michetti, and Owen Daniels, investigates Iran’s influence in the region using photographic analysis, geolocation, social media monitoring, and other methods. US Strategy Options for Iran’s Regional Challenge, by Kenneth M. Pollack and Bilal Y. Saab, presents five alternative strategies that the United States could pursue to limit Iran’s destabilizing activities.

After former US ambassador to the United Nations and Atlantic Council board director Zalmay Khalilzad provides introductory remarks, Center for Strategic and International Studies Senior Fellow and Deputy Director Melissa Dalton, Atlantic Council Nonresident Senior Fellow Elisabeth Kendall, Conflict Armament Research’s Tim Michetti, and Shia militia group researcher Phillip Smyth discuss Iran’s regional tactics, while American Enterprise Institute Resident Scholar Ken Pollack, Johns Hopkins SAIS’s Mara Karlin, former Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Arabian Peninsula Affairs Susan Ziadeh, and New York Times Chief Washington Correspondent David Sanger discuss the United States’ strategic options for countering Iran’s influence.