Roqe Ep#255 - Erwin Khachikian, Behnam Taleblu
A new big variety edition of Roqe featuring interviews with songwriter, producer and recording artist, Erwin Khachikian, and political scientist Behnam Taleblu. Jian starts the show with an audio essay suggesting declarations of the death of the uprising in Iran are premature, and those in the diaspora assuming it is “over" do a disservice to the Iranians that have been killed and those continuing to fight for freedom against the Islamic Republic. Then, Erwin joins Jian from Los Angeles for an energetic conversation including discussion of his latest project as Musical Director of “The Voice Persia” and his version of the Shervin anthem, “Baraye.” Following that, Behnam joins from Washington DC for a wide-ranging policy discussion that includes the Biden Admin’s inaction against the Islamic Republic, the obsession of the U.S. and EU with resuscitating the Nuclear Deal (the JCPOA), and how are to interpret the new bromance between the Iranian regime and…Saudi Arabia(!).
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