15 episodes

Flashpoint Iran offers in-depth analysis of the rising tensions in Iran and a big picture understanding of daily events.

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Flashpoint Iran offers in-depth analysis of the rising tensions in Iran and a big picture understanding of daily events.

    FLASHPOINT IRAN: How Iran's Opposition Activists Are Responding to Protest Lull - January 25, 2023

    FLASHPOINT IRAN: How Iran's Opposition Activists Are Responding to Protest Lull - January 25, 2023

    VOA Persian TV producer on what Iran’s protesters want exiled opposition leaders to do in support. American Enterprise Institute researcher on how Iran’s protest organizers are responding to a lull in protest activity. German lawmaker Ye-One Rhie on what she’s learned from being a political sponsor of jailed Iranian rapper and dissident Toomaj Salehi.

    • 25 min
    FLASHPOINT IRAN: What’s Behind Iran’s Jump in Crude Exports? - January 17, 2023

    FLASHPOINT IRAN: What’s Behind Iran’s Jump in Crude Exports? - January 17, 2023

    Iran executed a British Iranian national, even though Britain and the United States had urged Iran not to carry out the death penalty. What’s behind the estimated 31% jump in Iran’s crude oil and gas condensates exports in 2022? And how Western sanctions against Iran and Russia drive them to develop new trade routes.

    • 25 min
    FLASHPOINT IRAN: Iranian Netizens Promote #Unity to Save Protesters From Execution - January 10, 2023

    FLASHPOINT IRAN: Iranian Netizens Promote #Unity to Save Protesters From Execution - January 10, 2023

    VOA Persian journalist on how Iranians mobilize on social media and in real life to try to save jailed protesters from execution. FDD analyst on impact of four months of protests on Iran’s Islamist rulers. CNAS analyst on why petrochemicals are so important for Iran as the US toughens sanctions on Iranian oil.

    • 25 min
    FLASHPOINT IRAN: How Israel’s New Government May Address Iran - January 03, 2023

    FLASHPOINT IRAN: How Israel’s New Government May Address Iran - January 03, 2023

    The U.S.-based human rights monitor Human Rights Activists News Agency says that 516 people have been killed in protests in Iran since they began nearly four months ago. CNAS Russia military analyst on how Moscow benefits from acquiring Iranian drones to attack Ukraine. Jewish Policy Center director on how Israel is likely to work with U.S. to block Iran from obtaining nuclear weapons under new PM Netanyahu.

    • 25 min
    FLASHPOINT IRAN: Iranians Turn 40th Day Memorials for Slain Youths into Celebrations of Life - December 27, 2022

    FLASHPOINT IRAN: Iranians Turn 40th Day Memorials for Slain Youths into Celebrations of Life - December 27, 2022

    VOA Persian editor on Iranians turning 40th day memorials for youths killed by security forces into celebrations of life. Former World Bank adviser on origins of Iranian women’s struggle for rights. German Institute for Intl. and Security Affairs analyst on prospects of Iran and Saudi Arabia restarting dialogue despite tensions.

    • 25 min
    FLASHPOINT IRAN: How Detained Iranian Activists Inspire Protesters With Peaceful Defiance Under Pressure - December 20, 2022

    FLASHPOINT IRAN: How Detained Iranian Activists Inspire Protesters With Peaceful Defiance Under Pressure - December 20, 2022

    VOA Persian anchor on Iran’s detained activists whose peaceful acts of defiance under pressure inspire protesters. Activist Nazanin Afshin-Jam Mackay on how Iranian diaspora campaigned for UN to expel Iran from women’s rights body. Iran Human Rights director on status of Iran’s morality police after confusion over whether they disbanded.

    • 25 min

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