Episode S4 | E1
Air Date: Jun 05, 2019
About this episode
Iran, seat of the ancient Persian kingdoms – older than the pyramids – home of the 2,500-year reign of the line of the Shahs, and land, for the past 40 years, of the militant Islamic Republic. What does Iran want in the world? What does the world want from and for Iran? Once Iran’s ally and champion, but more recently its wary adversary, what should be the posture of the United States towards Iran, today and into the future?
About the guests
Dr. Jim Walsh
Senior Research Associate, MIT’s Security Studies Program
Dr. Jim Walsh is a Senior Research Associate at the MIT Security Studies Program (SSP). Dr. Walsh's research and writings focus on international security, and in particular, topics involving nuclear weapons, the Middle East, and East Asia. Dr. Walsh has testified before the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives on issues of nuclear terrorism,...
Dr. Annie Tracy Samuel
Assistant Professor, Department of History, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
Annie Tracy Samuel is an assistant professor of history at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. Prior to joining the UTC faculty, Prof. Tracy Samuel served as a research fellow at the Harvard Kennedy School’s Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs. She holds a Ph.D. and M.A. in history from Tel Aviv University and a B.A. in...
Dr. Suzanne Maloney
Deputy Director of the Foreign Policy program, The Brookings Institution
Suzanne Maloney is deputy director of the Foreign Policy program at the Brookings Institution and a senior fellow in the Brookings Center for Middle East Policy and Energy Security and Climate Initiative, where her research focuses on Iran and Persian Gulf energy. Her books include the 2008 monograph "Iran's Long Reach" (United States Institute of...