Nov 8, 2022 • 1HR 4M
E70 - The Iran Protests w/ Assal Rad and Pouya Alimagham
A podcast from Daniel Bessner and Derek Davison that provides listeners with everything they need to know about what’s going on in the world.
Danny and Derek welcome back Assal Rad, research director at the National Iranian American Council (NIAC), and Pouya Alimagham, historian of the Middle East at MIT, for an episode on the ongoing protests in Iran. They discuss protest tactics, Iranian Student Day, labor power from the bazaar, the state’s reaction, the role of sanctions, the situation in Sistan and Baluchestan, and more.
Order your copy of Assal’s book, The State of Resistance: Politics, Culture, and Identity in Modern Iran, and also pick up Pouya’s book, Contesting the Iranian Revolution: The Green Uprisings.