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Elections in Iran this week could focus on who's not running, and on who's not voting. Islamic conservatives are expected to win, after many reform candidates were blocked from the race. Join NPR's Neal Conan and his guests to talk about what this means for democracy reform, nuclear proliferation, and for Iran's place in the world.

Guests:

Farnaz Fassihi
*Middle East correspondent for The Wall Street Journal

Bahman Baktiari
*Professor of international relations at the University of Maine, Orono
*Author of parliamentary politics in revolutionary Iran
*Specialist in Iranian politics

George Perkovich
*Vice president of studies at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
*Non-proliferation expert

Samer Shehata
*Assistant professor of politics at the Center for Contemporary Arab Studies at Georgetown University