Iran: Is a rapprochement with the West possible?

abbas_edalatThe new government in Iran, the war in Syria and the impact of Isis in both Syria and Iraq have dramatically changed the geopolitical situation in the Middle East and it is now clear that the west can no longer ignore the importance of Iran in the region. At the same time a further  round of negotiation about Iran’s nuclear programme is still In progress with no certainty as to its outcome.
Abbas Edalat is a Professor at Imperial College and the founder of The Campaign against Sanctions and Military intervention in Iran. He will explore the ideological roots of the Sunni extreme fundamentalism and the Sunni-Shia sectarian conflict in the Muslim world which has erupted to an unprecedented level following the US led invasion of Iraq in 2003. He will also look  at how the fast changing political situation has had an impact on Iran’s relationship with the West and whether a new understanding is now possible or likely

IRAN: Is a rapprochement with the West possible? – Prof. Abbas Edalat at Café Diplo, 2nd March 2015 by Cafe Diplo on Mixcloud

 


Iran – Why is the West preparing its public for a new War in the Middle East?

abbas_edalatA war on Iran is threatened by the US and its allies if current negotiations and sanctions fail. Professor Edalat discusses recent Iranian history and the myths propagated by western governments and mainstream media in particular concerning Iran’s nuclear programme, which are intended to demonize Iran and prepare the public for military action. Professor Abbas Edalat is a professor of computer science and mathematics at Imperial College London and the founder of the Campaign Against Sanctions and Military Intervention in Iran (CASMII)