A conversation with ALI FERDOWSI
Professor, History and Political Science, Notre Dame de Namur Univ.
Recorded March 7, 2017 at the Midpen Media Center, Palo Alto (58 min)
The Trump regime is clearly staking out a hawkish, antagonistic policy line toward Iran. The man in the White House made abundantly clear during the campaign that he intends to undermine, if not abandon entirely, the Obama era nuclear weapons agreement with Iran.
At the same time, Iran is slated to hold its own presidential election in May. President Hassan Rouhani, who negotiated the nuclear agreement with the West, will certainly face a hardliner opponent.
At this month’s Other Voices forum, we take a deep dive into both the U.S. threats toward Iran and the internal political dynamics in Iran.