Perspectives on Democracy and Diplomatic Relations: Iran and the United States

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What is the state of democracy in Iran? Although the 2016 US Presidential elections are occupying media and pundit analysis, equally significant electoral changes are occurring around the world.  This week, we will be analyzing last month’s elections in Iran, and what they hold for the future of Iranian relations, both domestic and foreign. We will also revisit the Iran-US prisoner swap that occurred this past January.

War News Radio’s Ava Shafiei spoke to Shervin Malekzadeh, a visiting professor of political science at Swarthmore College. As an Iranian-American and frequent visitor to Iran, Malekzadeh provides us with commentary on the state of Iranian democracy and attitudes of the Iranian populace.

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