57 min

The Contemporary History of Iran - Part 4: "How the Iran-Iraq War Benefited Khomeini‪"‬ Roqe

    • Society & Culture

“How the Iran-Iraq War Benefited Khomeini” - Part 4 of the new Roqe Media series, The Contemporary History of Iran. How much did the new Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini regime actually benefit from a war that was declared a patriotic and religious national duty in the early 1980s? And, in fact, can it be argued that the consolidation of power by Khomeini and the Islamic formalists in the years during and after the conflict was actually only made possible by an 8-year war? Iranian-American scholar, Dr. Mateo Mohammad Farzaneh, associate professor of history at Northeastern Illinois University, and author of the new book, “Iranian Women & Gender in the Iran-Iraq War,” joins Jian Ghomeshi from Chicago to make the case that the longest war of the 20th Century actually served as a tool and necessary crisis to rally a divided and suddenly isolated Iranian nation, and cement the power of the Islamic Republic leaders.

“How the Iran-Iraq War Benefited Khomeini” - Part 4 of the new Roqe Media series, The Contemporary History of Iran. How much did the new Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini regime actually benefit from a war that was declared a patriotic and religious national duty in the early 1980s? And, in fact, can it be argued that the consolidation of power by Khomeini and the Islamic formalists in the years during and after the conflict was actually only made possible by an 8-year war? Iranian-American scholar, Dr. Mateo Mohammad Farzaneh, associate professor of history at Northeastern Illinois University, and author of the new book, “Iranian Women & Gender in the Iran-Iraq War,” joins Jian Ghomeshi from Chicago to make the case that the longest war of the 20th Century actually served as a tool and necessary crisis to rally a divided and suddenly isolated Iranian nation, and cement the power of the Islamic Republic leaders.

57 min

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