In this episode we talked with Dr. Eskandar Sadeghi-Boroujerdi, @EskandarSadeghi, 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.....
Between Solidarity and Absolution: An Interjection on the Western Left’s Response to the Recent Protests in Iran (http://bit.ly/3lB8Bsy)
The Iran Nuclear Deal, Regime Change, and the Perils of the “Third Way”(http://bit.ly/3s0jQgm)
The Guardian: The UK must stand up to Trump over Iran (http://bit.ly/311JNQI)
How Iran Covered the NAM Summit (http://bit.ly/38Yj9gc)
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