Video: The Russian-Iranian Handshake

On Tuesday, Robert Amsterdam argued on this blog that Russia will try to maintain the status quo of the relationship between Iran and the United States for as long as possible in order to advance its interests, as well as the possibility of an upcoming “major deal” to come from Moscow to leverage their influence with Tehran to solve the missile dispute. Below are three video clips of two news editors from a citizen’s journalism project known as “The Real News Network” discussing the geopolitical implications of Russia’s Iran strategy. Aijaz Ahmad is well known Marxist literary theorist, and teaches at York University in Canada, which is known for its strong leftist political stance. His opinions on Russia should offer plenty of material for debate.