Iran and the New U.S. Administration
This week on Babel, Jon Alterman talks with Sanam Vakil, deputy director of the Middle East North Africa Programme at Chatham House, where she leads the Future Dynamics in the Gulf project and the Iran Forum. Sanam and Jon talk about how Iran is thinking about the Biden presidency. They also talk about the upcoming election in Iran and what that could mean for Iran's strategy towards the United States. Then, Jon, Natasha, and Will discuss the Biden administration's likely approach to Iran.
Sanam Vakil, "Five Key Learnings for the Biden Administration," Chatham House, November 12, 2020.
Jon Alterman, "Actions in Anticipation of the Iranian Election," CSIS, October 5, 2020.
Jon Alterman, "The Killing of Quds Force Commander Qasim Suleimani," CSIS, January 3, 2020.
Sanam Vakil, "By Pulling Out of Nuclear Deal, Trump Hands Gift to Iranian Hardliners," Chatham House, May 9, 2018.
Transcript, "Iran and the New U.S. Administration," CSIS, November 17, 2020.