Middle East Turmoil: Turkey's Riots, Iran Elections, Syria's Attacks

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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.


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