Independent Thinking: How has Iran changed after Mahsa Amini’s death?

Episode 38 of our weekly podcast discusses the year long protests in Iran following the death of 22-year-old Mahsa Amini.

30 minute listen

On this episode

September 16 marks the one-year anniversary of the death of Mahsa Amini, the 22-year-old woman killed in police custody. Since her death, Iran has been rocked by a year of protests in which over 500 people, many of them women, have been killed.

The panel discuss how Iran has changed over the last year, where the protest movement is now and how the regime is cracking down on it.

We also cover Iran’s role in the Middle East more broadly, and Tehran’s difficult relations with Israel, Saudi Arabia, the US, as well as the growing role of China in the region. 

Joining Bronwen Maddox in the studio this week are former BBC journalist Rana Rahimpour, Dr Sanam Vakil the Director of our Middle East and North Africa programme and journalist Michael Goldfarb.

About Independent Thinking

Independent Thinking is a weekly international affairs podcast hosted by our director Bronwen Maddox, in conversation with leading policymakers, journalists, and Chatham House experts providing insight on the latest international issues.

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