Category Archives: iPouya

Contesting the Iranian Revolution: Understanding the Green Movement

Review by Daniel Larison at The American Conservative. Excerpt: “Alimagham has done a fine job of understanding and explaining the ideas and motivations of Green movement activists largely on their own terms and using their own words. It is an … Continue reading

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The Journey of an Iranian-American Scholar: An Interview with Dr. Pouya Alimagham

Read here (in-person interview at the end). Excerpt: “An important contribution to the study of Islam, Shiism, contemporary Iranian history and the genealogy of contentious politics in Iran, Alimagham’s book is beneficial to the scholar and the novice in understanding … Continue reading

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East is a Podcast: 10 Years after Green w/Pouya Alimagham

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“Trump has long promised to get out of endless wars – but his latest Syria move may not achieve that”

My quotes in The Independent: “Pouya Alimagham, a historian of the Middle East at MIT, says that Mr Trump’s framing of the troop withdrawal from Syria is far from reality. ‘Syria was never our war while Afghanistan was, and the … Continue reading

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The Transnational Legacy of the Iranian Revolution on its 40th Anniversary

My latest piece in The Fletcher Forum of International Affairs: “The 40th anniversary of the Iranian Revolution is upon us, and supporters and detractors alike are busying themselves with articles that expound their worldviews. What is lost in the cacophony … Continue reading

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