talk iran

A Conversation with Ervand Abrahamian

September 26, 2018 Season 1 Episode 10
talk iran
A Conversation with Ervand Abrahamian
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talk iran
A Conversation with Ervand Abrahamian
Sep 26, 2018 Season 1 Episode 10
Saman Askari
This is a conversation about the Islamic Republic within a historical context with a world-renowned historian of Iran.
Show Notes

In this episode, I speak with Ervand Abrahamian, a world-renowned author and historian of Iran. We start our conversation talking about the reasons for the success of the clerical establishment in bringing about the Islamic revolution of 1979, and we also talk about the Persian identity versus the Shia identity, the similarities between Zoroastrianism and Shiism, the failure of democracy in Iran, foreign interference in Iranian affairs, the perseverance of the Islamic Republic in the face of various challenges, and finally current events and the Trump administration’s maximum pressure policy towards Iran.