talk iran

A Conversation with Eskandar Sadeghi-Boroujerdi

October 28, 2018 Season 1 Episode 13
talk iran
A Conversation with Eskandar Sadeghi-Boroujerdi
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talk iran
A Conversation with Eskandar Sadeghi-Boroujerdi
Oct 28, 2018 Season 1 Episode 13
Saman Askari
This is a conversation about Iranian political history with a historian of modern Iran and the Middle East.
Show Notes

In this episode, I speak with Dr. Eskandar Sadeghi, a political and intellectual historian of modern Iran and the Middle East. My conversation with him mostly revolves around Iran’s post-revolutionary reform movement. We further discuss the ascent of Ayatollah Khamenei to become Iran’s Supreme Leader after the death of Ayatollah Khomeini, the presidency of Mohammad Khatami, the obstacles to reform within the Iranian system, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, the 2009 Green Movement, current events and Donald Trump’s maximum pressure policy towards Iran, the various opposition groups in exile and other topics.