Vox Pop : Open Forum on 6/17/14 : Iran & Iraq

A brief meeting yesterday between U.S. and Iranian officials in Vienna and news today that the U.S. is deploying almost 300 troops to Iraq to protect its embassy there amid deadly clashes between Shiite Iraqi forces and the Sunni extremist group ISIS has given the world plenty to talk about in the last 24 hours.

What will this alleged softening of western relations with Iran hold for the future of conflict in the Middle East? Should we be trying to court Iran for help with Iraq? We’re joined by University at Albany Professor Victor Asal.