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Boroujerdi op-ed on US-Iran tensions published in US News

"If the White House game plan was based on the premise that imposing more robust sanctions would cause a popular uprising by the Iranian people to bring down the regime, it badly miscalculated," writes Professor of Political Science Mehrzad Boroujerdi. "Instead, the nuclear withdrawal convinced Tehran that ill will should beget ill will."

June 25, 2019

Boroujerdi discusses Japanese PM's visit to Iran in ThinkProgress

Mehrzad Boroujerdi was interviewed for the ThinkProgress article "Japanese PM’s visit to Iran might cool tensions between Tehran and Washington." According to Boroujerdi, the meeting between the Japanese prime minister and Iran essentially constitutes indirect talks between Iran and the United States. "That is the main reason for the trip regardless of what each side says," Borourjerdi said
June 13, 2019

Boroujerdi discusses Europe's trade vehicle with Iran in ThinkProgress

INSTEX is a a new channel with Iran intended to provide a means for the European parties to comply with the terms of the 2015 nuclear deal, of which the United States is no longer a party. "Based on the reservations expressed by major corporations, I doubt that too many big European firms would be willing to deal with Iran through this channel," said Mehrzad Boroujerdi, professor of political science. 

February 1, 2019

Boroujerdi weighs in on military action against Iran in ThinkProgress

"What is happening, in light of the missile attacks [by Israel against Iranian forces] in Syria, it really seems like we are entering a stage whereby the U.S., Israel and Saudi Arabia have really decided to take it a notch up in terms of militarily challenging Iran and making sure that the recent victories scored there can be nullified to some extent," says Mehrzad Boroujerdi, professor of political science.

May 3, 2018

Boroujerdi discusses EU and Iran sanctions in ThinkProgress

Mehrzad Boroujerdi was featured in ThinkProgress article about European sanctions against Iran.
March 30, 2018

Boroujerdi discusses Iran protests in Daily News, ThinkProgress

"President Trump and his administration claim that they are fully supportive of the protestors in Iran and warn the Iranian state that crackdown will have consequences," says Mehrzad Boroujerdi, professor of political science. "To many Iranians, the expression of support for the 'great Iranian people' from a man who put Iran on his Muslim travel ban rings rather hollow," he adds. 

January 3, 2018

Boroujerdi discusses Middle East political crisis in ThinkProgress

"As the saying goes, when two elephants fight, it’s the grass that gets hurt, so in the confrontation between Iran and Saudi Arabia, it seems like Lebanon is the grass," says Mehrzad Boroujerdi, professor of political science.

November 14, 2017

Boroujerdi comments on Saudi-Lebanon feud in ThinkProgress article

“I think this part of an an escalating war of words between the Saudis and the Iranians, really instigated by Saudi Arabia, but unfortunately [for the Saudis] I don’t think they’re really as strategic as the Iranians are in terms of making these moves of the chessboard of the Middle East,” says Mehrzad Boroujerdi, professor of political science.

November 7, 2017

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