As citizens rise up across the Middle East, they fear more than reprisals of their own rulers. Many worry that leaders from Iran are looking to capitalize on a de-stabilized Middle East. They fear Iran wants to acquire more power and influence in the region.
The balance appears to be tipping in Tehran’s favor: Iran has solid footholds in Iraq, Lebanon, and Gaza. And it’s eyeing potential openings across the Arab world… From Riyadh to Washington, alarms are sounding.
Executive Producer: Aaron Lobel / AAM Producers: Monica Bushman, Sean Carberry, Jordana Gustafson, Matt Ozug, and Chris Williams / Intern: Mallory Durr / Web Producer: Javier Barrera / Photo credit: yeowatzup (Flickr) / Host: Deborah Amos
Deborah Amos speaks with two Iran experts - Karim Sadjadpour, an associate at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, and Ash Jain, a visiting fellow at the Washington Institute for Near East Policy - about what the recent revolutions in the Middle East will mean for the Islamic Republic and its role in the region.