The above interview made on April 28, 2012 discusses the role of imperialist powers in the early 20th century in inventing the term “Middle East” followed by other historical fictions such as “Ar..ian Gulf” . Specific emphasis was made  upon the targeting of Iran’s cultural and historical legacy in the Persian Gulf region, especially by mobilizing academia for this purpose – note of western academics such as Daniel Potts also made in interview.