The U.S. is advancing to the next round of the World Cup thanks to a 1-0 win over Iran. The match was built up mostly because of the politics surrounding it. Iran was very upset over a social media post from the U.S. Soccer Federation.
Iranian civil society has been fighting extreme repression, international isolation, and increasing poverty for decades. How can international actors such as the EU work more closely with civic activists to bring about long-term change?
Iranians from all walks of life are revolting against a regime built on the oppression of women and systematic violations of human rights. The EU should support civil society to help lay the foundation for a future that provides equality, life, and freedom for women and all Iranians.
Join Aaron David Miller as he welcomes back veteran OPEC watcher Helima Croft and Princeton University’s Bernard Haykel as they discuss the future of U.S.-Saudi relations.
Aaron David Miller, Senior Fellow at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, joins Julie Mason to discuss the Iranian protests and the impact that the World Cup has on the protests.
In an interview, Saeid Golkar argues that, whoever wins, the protests in Iran have changed the country dramatically.
It might seem that for Iran, the West’s attempt to isolate Russia is a good opportunity to fill the resulting market gaps. In practice, however, it only creates new problems.
Many eyes will be on Iran’s side in the World Cup, but conflating it with the regime would be a mistake.
The potential for cooperation in certain areas, like military technology, may look promising. But Iran cannot be counted upon to really help the Russian economy withstand the impact of sanctions.