Iran & America

Nearly one hundred days into Joe Biden’s presidency, the new administration is rethinking American foreign policy on a number of fronts—including relations with Iran.

On this episode, assistant editor Regina Munch speaks with John Ghazvinian, Executive Director of the Middle East Center at the University of Pennsylvania and author of the book America and Iran: A History, 1720 to the Present.

Ghazvinian explains that while most Americans are used to thinking of Iran as an adversary, that hasn’t always been the case. A deeper knowledge of the rich history between the two countries would go a long way toward improving diplomatic relations today.

 

For further reading:
-      The Paradox of Deterrence, Bernard G. Prusak
-      A Better Way, The Editors
-      Christian Iran, Christopher Thornton

“If there were friendly relations between the United States and Iran, the nuclear issue would disappear tomorrow.”—John Ghazvinian

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