Middle East

Ansari on Iranian politics

I’m back in the US now on vacation enjoying the delights of microbrew beer and Ben and Jerry’s, and best of all, I can sit in my living room and not hear a single car horn. But I had to interrupt the good times to post this video via Eteraz Online of a talk by Ali Ansari talk at the New America Foundation. I think Ansari does a great job of navigating the minutiae of who’s up who’s down, but keeping it in the perspective of larger trends in Iran’s political development. I also learned that Iranian communists like to name their first born sons Kaveh. Enjoy: