Iran! Biden, Nukes, and Sanctions, with Professor Eskandar Sadeghi-Boroujerd‪i‬

In this episode we talked with Dr. Eskandar Sadeghi-Boroujerdi about the politics and history of U.S.-Iranian relations.

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Dr. Eskandar Sadeghi-Boroujerdi, who is an assistant professor in Comparative Political Theory at Goldsmith’s University of London.   He was previously a  British Academy Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the University of Oxford  (2016-2019), where he also obtained his doctorate (2010-2014). Eskandar  has published widely on modern Iranian and Shi’i Islamic political  thought and is a series editor of Radical Histories of the Middle East  (Oneworld).

We discussed the more recent history of Iranian-U.S. relations, the Nuclear Deal concluded with Barack Obama, Donald Trump’s abrogation of the treaty and the horrific human consequences of the sanctions imposed on Iran by the U.S.  We also discussed internal politics in Iran and prospects for an possible progress with the Biden administration.

Professor Sadeghi-Boroujerdi is the author if numerous works, including Revolution and its Discontents: Political Thought and Reform in Iran, Cambridge University Press, 2019, and many articles, some listed below…..

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Author: Sparki

Scott Parkin is a Senior Campaigner with Rainforest Action Network and organizes with Rising Tide North America. He has worked on a variety of campaigns around climate change, the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, mountaintop removal, labor issues and anti-corporate globalization. Originally from Texas, he now lives in San Francisco.

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