This is the History of Iran podcast episode 5 in the series. Following the death of the Ayatollah Khomeini Iran’s history enters into an era that, for most Americans, is largely unknown. These are the years of lost possibilities when the history of Iran, the Middle East and the US might have gone much differently if only a few minor changes had been made or a few opportunities snatched up. This is episode 5 in our podcast series on the History of Iran. We look at Iran in the 1990s to 2015 and see the conditions that formed to shape up for our final episode – The Next War.

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Episode 193: Years of Lost Possibilities – History of Iran and the Next War Part 5

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JB Shreve is the author of "How the World Ends: Understanding the Growing Chaos." He has been the host of the End of History podcast since 2012. He has degrees in International Relations and Middle East Studies. His other books include the Intelligence Brief Series. Regular posts and updates from JB Shreve are available at