Sahimi gives some background about how the brutal death of Mahsa Amini after she had been detained by Iranian morality police sparked protests led by the country's younger generations. While both are supportive of the Iranian people in their resistance to the theocracy, Scott and Sahimi are also wary of the potential for foreign intervention to make the situation worse for everyone. They talk about which governments are already getting involved, what different factions in Iran are pushing for and examine the danger the U.S. government could turn this into another Syria.
Discussed on the show:
The Murder of Mahsa Amini, Iranians' Quest for a Democratic State, and the Role of Outside Forces" (Libertarian Institute)
Muhammad Sahimi is a professor at the University of Southern California who analyzes Iran's political developments, its nuclear program, and foreign policy.