Ep 98 Iran So Far Away

For the last official podcast of Season 2, Stephanie plays the role of interviewer to Craig and regular guest (and Intrepid Blog founder) Thomas Juneau for a discussion about Iran. This is part of our occasional series on Canadian foreign policy in relation to particular states. In this episode we ask: Why did Canada split with Iran and why did the Trudeau government fail to re-open relations despite its 2015 election promise? What are the legalities of the Justice for Victims of Terrorism Act and how does that complicate things? And given a series of skirmishes in the Gulf, what is the Trump Administration trying to do, exactly? (Answer: no one knows, including Trump). Finally, is there a role for Canada in all of this?

See you in September – we have some great plans ahead.