America must understand Iran
More than 30 years ago the leading Iran historian James Bill argued, “America knows astonishingly little about Iran.” Unfortunately, we still have many things wrong. Contrary to conventional assumptions, Iranian foreign policy is not made by irrational clerics. Iranians are not seeking a nuclear program with offensive motivations. In an op-ed for The Greenville News, Furman political science professor Akan Malici writes that fear-mongering is not a substitute for facts and a sober understanding of the situation America is facing with Iran.