Iran-US-Israel Triangle of Mistrust
A round table with Professor William Beeman and Professor Hooshang AmirAhmadi
Thursday Nov.10th, 2005.
KBOO 90.7 FM
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A month ago Iranian President Ahmadinejad during a summit called for elimination of Zionism. This public announcement, perceived by the world as “Israel should be wiped out…”, caused a global outrage that indeed fueled more rhetoric from both sides. Looking at this statement in light of Iranian pursuit of Nuclear energy and discussion with IAEA generated a wide variety of concerns in the western countries. People question the value of these kind of statements and want to understand the Iran-US-Israel game plan in the future. Voices of the Middle East welcomes back two distinguished scholars with insight knowledge about the issue; Professor William Beeman and Professor Amirahmadi.
William Beeman is a professor of anthropology and director of Middle East Studies at Brown University. He writes extensively about Iran and US relations and their conflicts. Dr. Beeman has recently visited Iran and is the author of The "Great Satan" vs. The "Mad Mullahs": How the United States and Iran Demonize Each Other. (Praeger/Greenwood). For his latest op-ed on this issue click here!
Hooshang Amirahmadi holds a PhD in economic planning and international development from Cornell University and is professor and director of the Middle East Studies Center at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey. Dr. Amirahmadi is also president of the American Iranian Council an organization aimed at normalizing the Iran and US relations. For his latest opinion on this issue click here!