Understanding Iran's Turmoil: An Expert Weighs In Bloody protests in the streets of Iran following that nation's June 12 presidential election have captivated the world's attention, but what does it all mean? Political analyst Karim Sadjadpour weighs in on the unprecedented events — and who holds the power.
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Understanding Iran's Turmoil: An Expert Weighs In

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Bloody protests in the streets of Iran following that nation's June 12 presidential election have captivated the world's attention, but what does it all mean?

Political analyst Karim Sadjadpour of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace joins Fresh Air to discuss this unprecedented moment in the country's political history.

Before joining Carnegie, Sadjadpour was the chief Iran analyst at the International Crisis Group, based in Tehran and Washington, D.C. A regular contributor to BBC World TV and radio, CNN, National Public Radio and PBS' NewsHour with Jim Lehrer, Sadjadpour has written for The Washington Post, The New York Times, The International Herald Tribune and the New Republic.