Beyond The Sanctions: Hooman Majd On The Future of Iranian-Western Relations
Once sanctions are lifted or a political solution to the nuclear issue has been achieved, Majd says the West should be ready to embrace the country's emergence into the global economic community. With the tremendous wealth that exists in Iran, and the enormous economic potential it holds, the Western world must take the steps to understand how this shift will affect their policies in the future. Born in Iran and educated in America, Majd's unique background gives him the ability to assess Western-Iranian relations from both perspectives. His books, The New York Times bestseller The Ayatollah Begs to Differ and The Ayatollahs' Democracy, details the social, political and historical roots of the country in a manner accessible even to those with a limited background on Iran. Whether in his work with The New Yorker and Time Magazine, or in his enlightening talks, Majd is both captivating and informative—helping us to make sense of a culture few of us truly understand.