Thu, Jun 13, 2013 -- 9:00 AM
Middle East Turmoil: Turkey's Riots, Iran Elections, Syria's AttacksDownload audio (MP3)
Iran is preparing to elect a new leader to replace Mahmoud Ahmadinejad on Friday. Turkey's violent protests show a growing rift between secular and Islamic influences. Meanwhile, a Syrian helicopter has attacked a Lebanese town, and Syrian rebels have reportedly killed 60 Shiites. We discuss the latest news from the Middle East and what role the U.S. might play with a panel of experts.
Host: Michael Krasny
- Aaron David Miller, vice president for new initiatives and distinguished scholar at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars
- Janine Zacharia, visiting lecturer at Stanford University and former Jerusalem bureau chief and Middle East correspondent for the Washington Post
- Mahmood Monshipouri, associate professor of international relations at San Francisco State University who specializes in the Middle East and follows Iranian politics closely