Milani & Slavin: "Inside Iran"

Darius Kadivar
by Darius Kadivar

An interesting debate on the risks of War with Iran and the need for a coherent US policy in its approach to Iran's democracy mouvement and nuclear dillemma.

Link to Video:

The Commonwealth Club of California
San Francisco, CA
Feb 12th, 2008

Inside Iran: Bitter Friends, Bosom Enemies with panelists Abbas Milani and Barbara Slavin. Jamal Dajani of Link TV moderates.

The heat is rising and it's time to take a fresh look at our frenemy, Iran. Is Iran the new Iraq in U.S. foreign policy? Are the people of Iran anti-U.S., or is only the current regime? Is there an effective difference?

An American journalist, an Iranian journalist and a professor of Iranian culture, politics and history will help demystify Iran and lead us to a new understanding of the future of our relationship with our neighbors in the Middle East - The Commonwealth Club of California



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You're inaccurate

by Anonymous-today (not verified) on

He did not say that Iranians are right in disliking or distrustting Arabs. he said Iranians have been racist towards Arabs for a 1000 years. He was actually criticizing Iranians for their racist attitudes towards Arabs. Right or wrong, how could you back slap for justifying Iranian hatred or mistrust of Arabs? You should listen to this again.


Bravo Dr. Milani

by mahmoudg on

Half way through the interview, Dr, Milani made a profound and historic statement, when he set the record straight, about the distrust and dislike of arabs by Persians.  it takes a lot of guts to make such a subtle statement, from a man of respected stature as Dr. Milani.  In essence he could jeopardize his standing in the academia, but he nevertheless said it.  Well done Dr. Milani, you are a true Iranian.