Apr 15

Is the U.S. headed for a crisis with Iran? w/ Sina Azodi

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This week we talk about time running out for Washington to seal the Iran deal and why the talks have seemingly stalled. George Washington University PhD candidate Sina Azodi discusses how lifting the IRGC terrorism designation has become a key sticking point in the debate, and how political pressures on Biden get worse as the midterm elections loom. In our first segment, Kelley and Daniel compare the "two Americas" as described by neoconservative and optimistic primacist Robert Kagan on one hand, and Daniel Bessner, a critic of empire on the other.

More from Sina Azodi:

I was once conscripted into the Iranian armed forces. Here’s why the IRGC designation is punishing conscripts — the Atlantic Council — 3/11/22 


What Price Hegemony? — By Robert Kagan — Foreign Affairs — 4/6/22

Ending Primacy to End U.S. Wars -- By Daniel Bessner — The Quincy Institute — 4/7/22