Kanan Makiya is Senior Fellow and Professor Emeritus of Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies at Brandeis University. His books include Republic of Fear: The Politics of Modern Iraq (1989) and Cruelty and Silence: War, Tyranny, Uprising, and the Arab World (1993). In 2003, he founded the Iraq Memory Foundation, a NGO based in Baghdad and the US that is dedicated to issues of remembrance, violence, and identity formation.
Our Voice of the Week is Reza Pahlavi, son of the late Muhammad Reza Shah Pahlavi, speaking at a Policy Forum held by the Washington Institute for Near East Policy. Pahlavi discusses Iran’s future and the prospects for liberal democracy in the Islamic Republic.