Scott Horton Interviews Kaveh L. Afrasiabi
Kaveh L. Afrasiabi, author of the article “Iran’s security concerns weigh heavy” in the Asia Times Online, discusses Iranian security from a non-U.S. perspective, the problems presented by instability in Pakistan, tensions between Sunni and Shia throughout the region, how the U.S. embargo on Iran hurts U.S. companies and the similar meaning of President Obama’s “clenched fist” metaphor and Bush’s “axis of evil” designation.
MP3 here. (33.26)
Kaveh L. Afrasiabi is the author of Reading in Iran: Foreign Policy After September 11, Iran’s Nuclear Program: Debating Facts Versus Fiction and After Khomeini: New Directions in Iran’s Foreign Policy.