Iranian Historian Breaks Down Iran Protests - Prof Ali Ansari


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Professor Ali Ansari FRSE (علی مسعود انصاری) is the Professor in Modern History with reference to the Middle East at the University of St Andrews in Scotland, where he is also the founding director of the Institute for Iranian Studies.
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00:00 Intro
05:00 The Journey to Present-Day Iran
12:52 Iran’s Response to US Restrictions
20:02 Does the West Underestimate Iran’s Significance?
27:50 Why are We Sanctioning Iran?
32:40 Iran’s Access to Nuclear Technology
37:24 Israel’s Role in the Iran Conflict
41:58 Likelihood of Iran Protestors’ Success
48:42 Possible Backlashes from Islam
51:59 Effect of the Internet on Iran’s Younger Generation
57:15 Can We Help without Forcing our Culture onto Others?
1:05:08 What's the One Thing We’re Not Talking About?

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