GSU Professor Offers Context He Says Is Essential to Understanding Iranian Conflict
The targeted killing of a top military official in Iran, followed by that country’s retaliatory missile strikes, and threats of further actions from both sides, are the most visible evidence of the growing tension between the United States and Iran.
But the contentious history between the two nations goes back more than a half-century, said Dr. Allen Fromherz, director of the Middle East Studies Center at Georgia State University. He said this week’s missile attack by Iran was a tense moment that could’ve been the catalyst for an unprecedented reaction, possibly the start of World War III.
Why it didn’t play out that way is a good starting point for understanding the context behind the tension. For more on that, WABE’s Jim Burress sat down with Dr. Fromherz to discuss the nuances.