Gary Sick on chances of war with Iran

Interview with Columbia University professor

In the 36th episode of The Week in Green, Dr. Fatemeh Haghighatjoo hosts a discussion with Columbia Professor Gary Sick about the likelihood of a US or Israeli war with Iran, the recent sanctions against the country, and the corruption within Ahmadinejad's administration.


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Hokoomat -Nezami

by Mamane-Omid on

Have to agree with Gary that the current supremacy is with the RICG. Our poor people have to suffer under a military junta now, for god knows how long.

Anybody can see around the next bend in the road? Whats next after RIGC?

خلفای راشدین

It must be hell of a book, brother Sargord!

by خلفای راشدین on

How could you've enjoyed Majd's book while waiting for it?!! 


isn't this lefty fool

by shushtari on

the same idiot on the infamous carter foreign policy group?


his name clearly explains his condition- he's wacked in the brain

this idiot, along with brzenski(however his crappy name is spelled), carter, and a bunch of other liberal idiots abandoned iran, and made sure the imperial army was neutralized so that the akhoonds could take over

now, this piece of garbage is pretending to be an expert on what is good for iran!

your place in hell is being built as we speak, sicko, the souls of gen khosrodad, badrei, rahimi, naji, shafiq, and thousands of other brave patriots won't have peace until you join khomeini on the skewer in hell

Sargord Pirouz


by Sargord Pirouz on

Thanks for the input, I really enjoyed Majd's book. It turns out we have similar family backgrounds, as well as certain similarities in upbringing. So, on certain levels, I can relate. But I have to admit, he's more Persian than I.


Dear Sargord

by Abarmard on

Hooman Majd's new book is a decent book outlines the events of post election. For those who have closely followed the election, this book might be a bit simplistic.


Interesting what he said about nuclear issue!

by Benyamin on

The IRI has been saying that as a member of IAEA Iran has a right to get assistance and know how and even technological help from the IAEA based on the charter of IAEA.

I just heard Gary Sick confirming that the IAEA never did or intended to fullfill its part of the gargain. As a result the Iranian advances on Nuclear technology and accuiring the know how went under ground.

I remember that one scientist when asked if IAEA had helped Iran on its nuclear technology would you still accuired it through black market and he replied "no, we basicaly had no other choice but go to black market".

This proves that the West is not as cinsere as they claim to be.

PS: I amnot defending the IRI. But I think it is important to see the faults and mismanagments on both sides as no one is perfect. The IRI and Khameneii made a very bad mistake by rigging the votes on last year`s presidential race. I think Khamenii is the definition of a Dictator and he took away a little left of people`s say in the system.

Veiled Prophet of Khorasan

This is a joke

by Veiled Prophet of Khorasan on


The whole "nuclear" thing is irrelevant. What matters is regime change. I don't care if they "enrich" or not. Lets drop the sham and the charade. The West must become honest with its demands. Whether they enrich or not the regime is the problem not some 20 pounds of Uranium.

Regarding Sick. I don't like this man but his arguments are right. His analysis is on the mark. The only real solution is regime change. Problem gone.


Defiance until Death, a painful death...

by comrade on

I hope IRI remains defiant.

I don't like it when no distinction between "Iran" and "IRI" is observed. 

Never increase, beyond what is necessary, the number of entities required to explain anything.


Sargord Pirouz

Unfortunately, Sick has

by Sargord Pirouz on

Unfortunately, Sick has become something of a partisan, which corrupts his work as a journalist. 

Majd, on the other hand, does a pretty good job at what he does. Anyone read his new book? I'm waiting for a copy that's been ordered for me by my local public library.