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Examining Political Struggles in Iran

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Examining Political Struggles in Iran

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Examining Political Struggles in Iran

Examining Political Struggles in Iran

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Iran faces new challenges as a younger generation of religious conservatives takes power. Meanwhile, the country's new president calls for the destruction of Israel and defies diplomatic efforts to control the country's nuclear ambitions, yet meets surprising internal opposition.

Guests:

Mike Shuster, NPR foreign and diplomatic correspondent

Ray Takeyh, senior fellow for Middle Eastern Studies with the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR)

Nicholas Burns, undersecretary of political affairs with the State Department

Kaveh Ehsani, research director of the Jomhur Cultural and Social Research Association, Tehran

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