Scholar discusses tension between U.S., Iran

09/25/07 Robert Lorei
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Ervand Abrahamian joined us in this segment. He received his B.A. and M.A. at Oxford University, and his Ph.D. at Columbia University. He is an American born in Iran and raised in England,

Abrahamian teaches Middle Eastern history at Baruch College at the City University of New York. He has published Iran Between Two Revolutions, The Iranian Mojahedin, Khomeinism, Tortured Confessions, and Inventing the Axis of Evil.

He teaches at the CUNY Graduate Center, and has taught at Princeton, New York University, and Oxford University. Abrahamian is currently working on two books: one on the CIA coup in Iran, and a history of modern Iran, for Cambridge University Press.

In this interview we discussed the president of Iran's speech at Columbia University yesterday, the nature of Iran's elected government, the opposition groups within Iran and the growing tension between the U.S. and Iran.

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