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LOCAL>> Banafsheh Keynoush – Iran's Interregional Dynamics in the Near East
Middle East expert discusses her book about Iran with Robert Rosenthal
Dr. Banafsheh Keynoush, who earned her Ph.D. from Tufts University, has conducted research in the Near East for 2 decades.
She has contributed to the Commonwealth Club‘s Member-led Middle East Forum, as has Robert Rosenthal, today’s moderator, a former international journalist and former managing editor at the San Francisco Chronicle.
They will talk about about her latest book, Iran’s Interregional Dynamics in the Near East, about:
- how Iran was less successful in expanding regional influence than assumed
- why opportunities to engage with Iran have been squandered
- Pope Francis’ recent visit to Iraq and his meeting with Iranian-born cleric Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani
- the complex relations between Iran and other states in the Near East, including Israel, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, Iraq, Syria, the United Arab Emirates, and others