Podcast: Michael Doran on Why the Coronavirus Is Hitting Iran so Hard

The foreign-policy expert joins us to talk about how things there have got so bad, what the regime is thinking, and what it means for tensions with America.

Volunteers spraying disinfectant on a car during the coronavirus pandemic on March 31, 2020 in Tehran. Majid Saeedi/Getty Images.

Volunteers spraying disinfectant on a car during the coronavirus pandemic on March 31, 2020 in Tehran. Majid Saeedi/Getty Images.

Observation
April 2 2020
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A weekly podcast, produced in partnership with the Tikvah Fund, offering up the best thinking on Jewish thought and culture.

Michael Doran, a senior fellow at the Hudson Institute and the author of Ike’s Gamble: America’s Rise to Dominance in the Middle East (2016), is a former deputy assistant secretary of defense and a former senior director of the National Security Council. He tweets @doranimated.


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