On this edition of Parallax Views, the Iranian Presidential elections are coming up on June 18th, 2021. What to make of the election and the most likely successor to President Hassan Rhouhani, Ebrahim Raisi? Joining us to answer these questions as well as to delve into the life and assassination of General Qassam Soleimani is historian Arash Azizi, author of The Shadow Commander: Soleimani , the U.S. and Iran’s Global Ambitions. Arash and I discuss discuss the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps., the IRGC’s foreign policy goals, assessing the U.S. foreign policy towards Iran so far under the Biden administration, Arash’s opinions about U.S. interventionism and his critique of U.S. progressives/the left on American foreign policy, and much, much more.
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