Iran and Biden: A New Chapter

Iran is a major force in world affairs. Since Ayatollah Khomeini and the clerical class established a theocratic regime in 1979, the Islamic Republic has behaved in opposition to US incursions in its backyard and plays a central role in conversations on regional stability and global security. With the Ayatollah’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps and its regional proxy groups, Iran’s clerics frequently use their sprawling network to implement foreign policy goals and sow instability in its neighbors. Now, with a new US president, a revived nuclear program, growing domestic opposition to the clerical regime, and a US-led coalescing of nations against Iran, the situation between Iran and the US has rarely been more tense.

Joining us today is Ilan Goldenberg, a Senior Fellow and Director of the Middle East Security Program at the Center for a New American Security. He is a foreign policy and defense expert with extensive government experience covering Iran’s nuclear program and the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Prior to CNAS, Mr. Goldenberg served as the Chief of Staff to the Special Envoy for Israeli-Palestinian Negotiations at the U.S. Department of State. In that position, he played a critical role supporting former Secretary John Kerry’s initiative to conduct permanent status peace negotiations between Israelis and Palestinians. Enjoy this episode of the Hopkins Podcast on Foreign Affairs.

 

Send us an email at: Hopkinspofa@gmail.com

Iran is a major force in world affairs. Since Ayatollah Khomeini and the clerical class established a theocratic regime in 1979, the Islamic Republic has behaved in opposition to US incursions in its backyard and plays a central role in conversations on regional stability and global security. With the Ayatollah’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps and its regional proxy groups, Iran’s clerics frequently use their sprawling network to implement foreign policy goals and sow instability in its neighbors. Now, with a new US president, a revived nuclear program, growing domestic opposition to the clerical regime, and a US-led coalescing of nations against Iran, the situation between Iran and the US has rarely been more tense.

Joining us today is Ilan Goldenberg, a Senior Fellow and Director of the Middle East Security Program at the Center for a New American Security. He is a foreign policy and defense expert with extensive government experience covering Iran’s nuclear program and the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Prior to CNAS, Mr. Goldenberg served as the Chief of Staff to the Special Envoy for Israeli-Palestinian Negotiations at the U.S. Department of State. In that position, he played a critical role supporting former Secretary John Kerry’s initiative to conduct permanent status peace negotiations between Israelis and Palestinians. Enjoy this episode of the Hopkins Podcast on Foreign Affairs.

 

Send us an email at: Hopkinspofa@gmail.com

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