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Reese Erlichs new book, The Iran Agenda: The Real Story of U.S. Policy and the Middle East Crisis.

Reese Erlich's new book, "The Iran Agenda: The Real Story of U.S. Policy and the Middle East Crisis."

Is Iran developing nuclear weapons? Does the U.S. plan to bomb Iran? What do the people of Iran think about U.S. policy? On this edition, we’ll hear the answers to these and other key questions as independent producer and book author Reese Erlich looks at the Bush administration’s efforts to overthrow the government of Iran. This radio documentary is based on Erlich’s 2007 book “The Iran Agenda: The Real Story of U.S. Policy and the Middle East Crisis.”


Sean Penn, human rights activist and academy award winning actor; Moshtabor and Ali Mohammadi, Tehran merchants; Paul Pillar, former CIA’s National Intelligence Officer for the Near East; Charles Freeman, former U.S. ambassador to Saudi Arabia and former assistant secretary of defense for international security; Hermidas Bavand, former Iranian diplomat; Mohammad Sahimi, University of Southern California energy professor; Ebrahim Yazdi, former Iranian Foreign Minister; Shirin Ebadi, 2003 Nobel Peace Prize winner and human rights activist; Pouran Farokzhad, leading women’s rights campaigner; Zenar Agri, Party of Free Life top leader; Abbas Milani, Stanford University Iranian Studies director and political science professor.

Senior Producer/Host: Tena Rubio
Contributing Freelance Producer: Reese Erlich
Sound Editor: Matt Fidler
Interns: Samson Reiny and Joaquin Palomino

For more information:

Reese Erlich
“The Iran Agenda: The Real Story of U.S. Policy
and The Middle East Crisis”

Institute for Public Accuracy (IPA) National Office – San Francisco, CA

Middle East Research and Information Project (MERIP) – Washington, DC

Middle East Report Online (MERO)

Foreign Policy in Focus (FPIF) – Washington, DC

Center for International Policy (CIP) – Washington, DC

Institute for Policy Studies (IPS) – Washington, DC

Human Rights Watch (HRW) – New York, NY

Author: Radio Project

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