Connections Episode 18
Iran: Domestic and Foreign Politics
Mouin Rabbani Interviews Ali Vaez
On Wednesday, 13 October, Jadaliyya co-editor Mouin Rabbani spoke with Ali Vaez about Iran after the June 2021 elections. This episode of Connections examines Iran’s domestic politics, its regional and international policies, and the fate of the nuclear agreement.
Connections offers timely and informative interviews on current events and broader policy questions, as well as themes relevant to knowledge production. It combines journalism, analysis, and scholarship.
Ali Vaez is Iran Project Director and Senior Adviser to the President at Crisis Group. He led Crisis Group’s efforts in helping to bridge the gaps between Iran and the P5+1 that led to the landmark 2015 nuclear deal. Previously, he served as a Senior Political Affairs Officer at the United Nations Department of Political and Peacebuilding Affairs and was the Iran Project Director at the Federation of American Scientists. Trained as a scientist, Vaez has written widely on Iranian affairs and is a regular contributor to mainstream media outlets, including The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Guardian, and Foreign Affairs. He is a frequent guest on CNN, BBC, Al Jazeera and NPR.
Mouin Rabbani has published and commented widely on Palestinian affairs, the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, and the contemporary Middle East. He was previously Senior Analyst Middle East and Special Advisor on Israel-Palestine with the International Crisis Group, and head of political affairs with the Office of the United Nations Special Envoy for Syria. He is Co-Editor of Jadaliyya Ezine.
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