The Thought Project - Episode 45 - Interview with Ervand Abrahamian

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photo of Ervand AbrahamianU.S.-Iran relations are arguably at their lowest point since perhaps the 1979 Iranian Revolution. President Trump’s decision to withdraw the United States from the multilaterally negotiated Iran Nuclear Deal in 2017 has brought on new tensions. John Bolton, the national security advisor, directed the Pentagon late last year to prepare military options to strike Iran. Joining us to explore this relationship in more depth with historical context is Distinguished Professor Emeritus Ervand Abrahamian of Baruch College and The Graduate Center, where he taught Iranian and Middle Eastern history and politics. He is author of seven books and numerous essays and articles. Most noteworthy is his seminal book The Coup: 1953, The CIA, & Roots of Modern US-Iranian Relations, (New Press in 2013).

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Submitted on: FEB 28, 2019

Category: History | The Thought Project