A Left Forum panel with Tom O’Donnell, Evrand Abrahamian, & Fatemeh Moghadam.
A discussion of the growing dangers of war with Iran and the political and economic forces behind the rhetoric driving both sides. Speakers emphasize the role of long-term oil development plans among neo-conservatives that point to the likelihood of a U.S. war on Iran. Also discussed are Iran’s internal politics and how a collusion of miscalculations by both sides poses a threat of war. An historic overview of Iran’s politics and economy is also presented.
Recorded in March 2006 at the Left Forum in NYC. 60 mins.