Beyond the Noise: Is the US pushing for war with Iran?

Beyond the Noise with David Jamieson is a weekly podcast with CommonSpace journalist David Jamieson, where he gets behind the 24/7 news cycle and gets to heart of issues, trying to find the substance behind the headlines.

THIS week Jamieson is joined by Robert Somynne, a freelance journalist and expert on the geopolitics of Iran to look at the Trump's hostile posture towards the country and the threat of escalating conflict.

Among other things, they discuss:

1:10 - Are we looking at a new and more dangerous period given the new dynamics of the US’s hostile posture towards Iran?

15:42 – Why has Iran’s influence endured and grown so significantly in the wider region?

23:17 – What is motivating social movements in Iran?

27:43 – What are the divisions at the top of Iranian society and how do the intersect with hostility from the US?

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