Ali Ansari on Iran by Mitch E. Perry
In an opinion piece in todayÃ¢â¬â¢s NY Times, Edward Luttwak, a fellow at the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington, wrote that Iran Ã¢â¬â by wanting to divert attention from its nuclear ambitions- Ã¢â¬Åundoubtadley sanctioned HezbollahÃ¢â¬â¢s adventurism into Israel last week.Ã¢â¬?
Over 6 weeks, the U.S. and itÃ¢â¬â¢s European Allies confronted Iran about their nuclear program Ã¢â¬â which Iran insists is for peaceful, energy only purposes. But while the U.S. and others want Iran to respond now, the country says itÃ¢â¬â¢ll get back to the world powers sometime next month.
Ali Ansari is a member of the modern history faculty at the University of St. Andrews in Scotland. And heÃ¢â¬â¢s the author of Ã¢â¬ÅConfronting Iran: The Failure of American Foreign Policy and the Next Great Conflict in the Middle EastÃ¢â¬?Ã¢â¬Â¦WMNF spoke with him yesterdayÃ¢â¬Â¦.We began by asking him about IranÃ¢â¬â¢s nuclear ambitions, and what that means (roll tape#1 o.q.Ã¢â¬?without using military forceÃ¢â¬?)
ThatÃ¢â¬â¢s Ali Ansari, author of the new book, Ã¢â¬ÅConfronting Iran: The Failure of Modern American Policy and the Next Great Conflict in the Middle EastÃ¢â¬?.comments powered by Disqus