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Female demonstrators wave Iranian flags, as a picture of supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, is held at center, during an official rally commemorating the anniversary of the 1979 Islamic Revolution, at the Azadi Square in Tehran, Iran on Thursday, Feb. 11, 2010. (AP)
Female demonstrators wave Iranian flags, as a picture of supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, is held at center, during an official rally commemorating the anniversary of the 1979 Islamic Revolution, at the Azadi Square in Tehran, Iran on Thursday, Feb. 11, 2010. (AP)

Joining us from Istanbul, Turkey, is Iason Athanasiadis, correspondent for Global Post covering Iran. In June, he was detained by the Iranian government for two weeks, following the post-election crackdown.

From Carlsbad, Calif., we're joined by Karim Sadjadpour, Middle East expert at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace and former chief Iran analyst for the International Crisis Group, based in Tehran and Washington DC. He has written widely on Iranian state and society, Iran's nuclear program, Iran-Arab relations, and U.S.-Iran relations.

And from Honolulu we're joined by Farideh Farhi, a political scientist at the University of Hawaii at Manoa and former professor at the University of Tehran. She's an advisor to the National Iranian American Council.

This program aired on February 15, 2010.

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