22 April 2015

Iran, ISIS and the Conflict in Yemen

  • For the week of April 26, 2015
    William Beeman, Professor and Chair of Anthropology at the University of Minnesota, discusses the Iran nuclear deal and violence in the Middles East

  • Part 1

    Part 1
    (1:02) What the nuclear deal would mean for Iran; (3:20) The US’s interest in the nuclear deal; (5:07) The likelihood the deal will get approval from congress; (7:12) The influence of Israeli lobbies in the US; (8:24) Russia’s sale of air defense missiles to Iran; (9:40) Whether Iran is really on a path towards building a nuclear bomb

  • Part 2

    Part 2
    (:14) How Iranians feel about negotiations with the US; (1:49) How Iran has been affected by the violence in Syria and Iraq; (3:25) The threat of ISIS to the Middle East and the US; (5:28) ISIS’s recruitment of young people; (7:00) ISIS recruitment in the Twin Cities; (8:50) The cause of the violence in Yemen; (10:42) What Obama should accomplish in his Mid-East policy before the end of his presidency