On Monday, February 1, CASI organized “US-Iran Relations in the Biden Era: What’s Next?,” an online event that discussed the nature of U.S. policy on Iran, U.S. imperialism and hegemony in the region, the effects of sanctions, and the war drives of U.S. partners and allies in the region, including Israel and reactionary Gulf regimes.

Speakers at the event included Richard Falk, Vira Ameli and Sasan Fayazmanesh, and the event was chaired by Vida Samiian. The Q/A portion of the proceedings was moderated by Heliya Doutaghi. The event was also streamed live on the CASI Facebook page.

The event audio will also be featured on The East Is a Podcast.

Watch the full video below:

Speaker bios and resources:

“Sanctions in the age of ‘Sustainable Development Goals’: Long-term implications”
Vira Ameli
Dphil/PhD Candidate | Center for Evidence-Based Intervention, University of Oxford
Articles by Vira Ameli: 

“Continuity or Discontinuity: Iran as Biden’s first major foreign policy test”
Richard A. Falk
Albert G. Milibank Professor Emeritus of International Law, Princeton University | Chair of Global Law, Queen Mary University London
Articles by Richard Falk:

“The politics of US economic sanctions against Iran revisited”
Sasan Fayazmanesh
Professor Emeritus of Economics
California State University, Fresno
Articles by Sasan Fayazmanesh:

Moderator: Vida Samiian
Visiting Researcher, Linguistics, UCLA
Professor and Dean Emerita, CSU Fresno