Eric has an in-depth conversation with Yassamine Mather, chair of the Hands Off the People of Iran (HOPI) organization. They discuss the geopolilitical issues surrounding Iran ranging from the controversy regarding the nuclear program to Iran’s relations with the West and the SCO. In addition, Eric and Yassamine examine some of the internal politics of Iran, including the competing factions of the ruling establishment and the role of the working class in that country. Also, they address some of the pressing economic concerns including inflation, the effect of sanctions, and the future of Iranian economic development.
Yassamine Mather is Co-Deputy Director of the Centre for the Study of Socialist Theory at the University of Glasgow. She is also the Chair of Hands Off the People of Iran (HOPI). The organization’s website is hopoi.org.