New video/ From Political Engagement to Political Demonisation: US-Iran Policy 2013-2019 | with Cinzia Bianco and Eric Hooglund

Tensions between the US and Iran have reached an unprecedented level. The serious possibility of a military confrontation between the two sides is looming. 

The Middle East Directions Programme organised a roundtable (Florence, 4th June 2019) aiming to discuss on the current crisis between the two countries by providing an analysis of the radical shift in US-Iran policy from the Obama administration’s political engagement between 2013 and 2016 to the Trump administration’s demonisation of Iran since he came to power in 2017.

In this short video, Dr Cinzia Bianco and Dr Eric Hooglund briefly describe the “Iran threat” from the points of view, respectively, of the Gulf Cooperation Council’s countries and the United States.