Category Archives: Iran

Biden’s vowed US-Iran detente won’t come easy

My quotes at Asia Times: “’Iran is incredibly demonized in the US. Take the statement from Senator Susan Collins who initially thought the siege on the Capitol building was being orchestrated by the Iranians. She’s a prime example of how … Continue reading

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MIT’s Center for International Studies Starr Forum Book Talk

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Podcast on my book at the Iranian Studies Collective

Podcast on my book at the Iranian Studies Collective.

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Biden Easing U.S. Role in Yemen War Raises Prospects of Iran Diplomacy

My quotes in Newsweek: “Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Pouya Alimagham, an author and Middle East historian, joined the global calls for action on Yemen. He argued that Washington should press Riyadh and Abu Dhabi to halt the conflict, regardless of the … Continue reading

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Quick Thoughts: Pouya Alimagham on the Assassination of Iranian Nuclear Physicist Mohsen Fakhrizadeh

My “Quick Thoughts” for Jadaliyya on the assassination of Mohsen Fakhrizadeh. Excerpt: “…if the entire premise of the sanctions regime was to pressure Iran to renegotiate the JCPOA, and no negotiations are to be had now that Trump is on … Continue reading

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Interview with Jadaliyya

My interview with Jadaliyya on my book–Excerpt: “While the book is based on my PhD dissertation, it is very much autobiographical—even though I am not directly present in the book. There are a few footnotes that include some relevant family … Continue reading

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“John Bolton’s book revealed one major truth: Trump needs to fire Mike Pompeo”

My quote in The Independent: “Bolton is gone now. But Pompeo is still Secretary of State and he still wants war and regime change, not diplomacy and negotiation. Pompeo pushed Trump to approve the killing of Iranian General Qassem Soleimani, … Continue reading

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