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Friday’s parliamentary elections in Iran have been described as the last nail in the coffin of the reform movement. Others believe it’s just one chapter in a story that will end in a free, democratic Iran. A panel talks about the elections and how they might affect Iran’s relations with the rest of the world.
- M. Hadi Semati visiting scholar at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace and professor of political science at the University of Tehran
- Ambassador Sam Lewis former director of policy and planning for the State Department in the Clinton administration
- Reuel Marc Gerecht senior fellow at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies, former Middle East specialist for the CIA
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