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 Fortnight is Matthias Kuentzel and Russell Berman talking about the JCPOA talks in Vienna from the perspective of Germany. Kuentzel studies this relationship and sheds light on several aspects including nuclear politics, anti-Americanism in Europe, and the antisemitism of the Iranian regime.