#334 – Abbas Amanat: Iran Protests, Mahsa Amini, History, CIA & Nuclear Weapons


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(00:00) – Introduction
(06:18) – Mahsa Amini protests in Iran
(24:35) – Propaganda
(42:13) – Iranian culture
(59:02) – Violent suppression of protests
(1:20:31) – Islamic Revolution
(1:38:14) – CIA in Iran
(1:54:30) – Supreme Leader Ruhollah Khomeini
(2:25:26) – Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei
(2:33:21) – Nuclear weapons
(2:41:38) – Israel
(2:56:18) – Putin
(3:03:50) – Future of Iran

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