The U.S. has been locked in a delicate dance with its European partners and Iran over re-entry into the Iran nuclear deal for more than a year. Meanwhile, relations between the two countries are either frozen or dangerously hot — never in-between. How did it get this way? Is there anyone in the US government who doesn't view Tehran as the enemy? Will Iran's own mullahs dial down the rhetoric long enough to see their country through to a better way? Author and MIT researcher John Tirman shares his extensive research with Dan and Kelley this week. In the first segment, our hosts talk about Biden's "new" Africa strategy. Just more great power politics or an actual corner turned?
More from John Tirman:
Republics of Myth: National Narratives and the US-Iran Conflict, w/ Hussein Banai and Malcolm Byrne, Johns Hopkins University Press, 2022.
How the war complicates Biden's Iran diplomacy, 4/6/22, Democracy in Exile (DAWN)