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Dec 10, 2019

Ali Vaez, director of the Iran Project at the International Crisis Group, and adjunct professor in the Center for Security Studies at Georgetown University School of Foreign Service, discusses the crisis in relations between the west and Iran. He talked specifically about Europe's diplomatic efforts on this issue, and traced the historical roots of the present crisis.

Dr. Vaez's book recommendation was Michael Morgan, The Final Act: The Helsinki Accords and the Transformation of the Cold War:

He also discussed Crisis Group's recent work on the Middle East's "1914 moment":

You can listen to the German Marshall Fund's "Out of Order" podcast here:

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